Online Instructor Certificate           

Become certified to teach online at COC!                                                              

If you are interested in earning your College of the Canyons Online Instructor Certificate, there will be opportunities for you to do so this semester.  The three required training components to earn this certificate are listed below. Upon completion of all three components, you will be certified to teach online courses at COC!

 

 
REQUIREMENT #1: INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING
(36 HOURS)
 
Employees can complete this course through COC or @ONE. COC faculty may be eligible to receive FLEX credit (36 hours) or salary advancement credit (equivalent to 2 units).
 
 @ONE Course Info
Information about the @ONE course and how to register is available online at http://www.onefortraining.org/online-courses . 
 
 COC Course Info:
          Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning will explore the application of learning theories for online learners; differences between face-to-face and online learning; resources for online teaching and learning; course management systems and online learning tools; and best practices for online learning.  The class is designed so that participants will experience the components of an online course from both student and instructor perspectives.
 
UPCOMING ITL 106 ONLINE COURSE:
 
August 31 -  October 4, 2015 
Instructor: Thea Alvarado ED.D
Prerequisite: Blackboard parts 1, 2, & 3
To register, please visit www.canyons.communityext.net, or call Community Education at 661.362.3300.  Please direct any questions about this course to the presenter or to Diane Stewart at diane.stewart@canyons.edu
 
 
 
REQUIREMENT #2: BLACKBOARD PARTS 1,2, & 3 (6 HOURS)
 
Blackboard Part 1:
          Participants will learn the basics of using the Blackboard Learning System. They will learn how to request a new course, navigate the learning environment, and change basic settings of the course.
Blackboard Part 2:
          In this workshop, participants will learn how to effectively work with discussion boards, groups, web links, and some basic Grade Center skills. They will also practice uploading a syllabus and course documents.
Blackboard Part 3:
          Participants will learn how to effectively use e-mail, messages, and assessments in Blackboard. They will write some sample exam questions and discover how to develop a quiz from those questions. They will also be introduced to other Internet tools and products that can supplement the Blackboard experience.
 
 UPCOMING BLACKBOARD WORKSHOPS:
Fall 2015 workshop schedule will be posted soon! If you have questions, please call Chloe McGinley at 661-362-5104.
 
 
 
 
REQUIREMENT #3: SECTION 508 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPLIANCE
(1 HOUR)
 
Section 508 Information Technology Compliance
          Find out how to ensure that your departmental purchasing, usage, and design of information technology is compliant under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Learn how to make your web pages, electronic content, and software compliant with this state and federal law, known as Section 508.  Learn what the law requires, how accessibility guidelines affect your department, and how to make sure your use of information technology is compliant.
 
UPCOMING SECTION 508 WORKSHOPS:
  
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Scott McAfee
FLEX credit – 1 hour
Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement
 
Monday, October 12, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
BONH 106
Presenter: Scott McAfee
FLEX credit – 1 hour
Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement
 
Thursday, November 5, 2015
3:00pm - 4:00pm
BONH 106
Presenter: Scott McAfee
FLEX credit – 1 hour
Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement
 

 

*To register for the Blackboard, Section 508, and ITL 106 classes, please visit www.canyons.communityext.net . The Blackboard and Section 508 classes can be found under “Professional Development for COC Employees Only.”  
  
The ITL 106 class can be found under “Careers & Certifications” and then “Institute for Teaching & Learning.”
 
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 To receive your certificate, please email Leslie Carr at leslie.carr@canyons.edu once you have completed all three requirements.