Want to Teach Online?
What do I need to do before teaching online?
In September 2006, the Academic Senate approved a set of Online Instructor Qualifications
. In brief, these qualifications require that prior to teaching online, an instructor must complete the following, or the equivalent:
- 4 hours of Canvas training: These on-campus workshops are offered throughout the year, including during the summer. Scheduling details are listed at the Professional Development website and announced via COC email.
- Section 508/accessibility workshop: This on-campus workshop is offered throughout the year, including during the summer. Scheduling details are listed at the Professional Development website and announced via COC email.
- College-level coursework in online teaching strategies: At COC, the course Introduction to Online Instruction fulfills this requirement. (As of Fall 2016, the course number was previously listed as ITL 106) This online class is offered at least once per year. Scheduling details are listed on the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning website. Other courses covering the same topics and strategies are offered through @ONE.