Online Instructor Certificate

  

Become certified to teach online at COC!
If you are considering teaching online, there will be an opportunity for you to complete the requirements for the Online Instructor Certificate this spring.  Below are the three components required in order to earn the certificate. 
Upon completion of all three components, you will be certified to teach online courses at College of the Canyons.

 

Requirement #1: Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (36 hours)
Employees can take this course at COC or through @ONE.
 
COC Course Description:
Our face-to-face and online teaching environments continue to merge.  Whether you plan to teach online or to simply integrate online tools into your current class, you need the technological and pedagogical skills to make it a success.  Participants will explore the application of learning theories for online learners; differences between face-to-face and online learning; resources for online teaching and learning; online learning tools, as well as best practices for online learning. 
 
COC Course Info
ITL 106: Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (#318S)
·       100% Online Course – April 3 – May 15, 2015
·       Instructor: Anne Marenco
·       Tuition: $120.00
·       COC faculty may be eligible to receive FLEX credit (36 hours) or salary advancement credit (equivalent to 2 units).
·       To register, please visit www.canyons.communityext.net , or call Community Education at 661.362.3300.  Please direct any questions about this course to Anne Marenco at anne.marenco@canyons.edu or Diane Stewart at diane.stewart@canyons.edu
 
@ONE Course Info
Information about the @ONE course and how to register is available online at http://www.onefortraining.org/online-courses .

Requirement #2: Blackboard parts 1,2, & 3 (6 hours)
 
Description
            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.
 
Blackboard parts 1, 2 & 3 will be offered next on the following dates:
 
Monday, February 2, 2015
#326S Blackboard 1, 2, & 3
8:30am - 3:00pm
HSLH 302
(There will be a 1/2 hour lunch break - please bring a sack lunch)
Presenter: Anne Marenco
FLEX credit – 6 hours
Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – Wednesday, March 12, 2015
3:00 – 5:00pm
(3/10) HSLH 234
(3/11) HSLH 233
(3/12) HSLH 306
FLEX credit – 6 hours for completing all three parts
Presenter: Anne Marenco
Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement
 
  
Monday, April 27 – Wednesday, April 29, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm,          
(4/27) HSLH 233
(4/28) HSLH 234
(4/29) HSLH 233
FLEX credit – 6 hours for completing all three parts
Presenter: Anne Marenco
Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement
 
Requirement #3: Section 508 Information Technology Compliance

Description
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.
 
Section 508 Information Technology Compliance will be offered next on the following dates:
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
#327S Section 508 Information Technology Compliance
10:00 – 11:00am
HSLH 303
Presenter: Scott McAfee
FLEX credit – 1 hour
Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement
  
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
#310S Section 508 Information Technology Compliance
2:00 – 3:00pm
HSLH 233
Presenter: Scott McAfee
FLEX credit – 1 hour
Strategic Goal: Technological Advancement
  
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
#311S Section 508 Information Technology Compliance
10:00 – 11:00am
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.