College of the Canyons
Online Instructor Certificate
Learn how to teach online! 
Earn your Online Instructor Certificate!

There are three required training components to earn this certificate:

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  •    1)   Complete Canvas Communication / Assessment & Organization/Content workshops  (4 hours)
  •     2)   Complete the online Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning course (36 hours)
  •     3)   Complete the Section 508 Information Technology Compliance workshop (1 hour) 

Information on how to complete each of these training components is listed below. Once you have completed all three, please e-mail Leslie Carr at leslie.carr@canyons.edu to request your Online Instructor Certificate.

 
1. Canvas Workshops
Communication/Assessment & Organization/Content (2 hrs. per workshop, 4 hours total)
Canvas Organization / Content: 
This workshop will compare the differences between Canvas and Blackboard and will examine how to create content (upload, add items, applications, etc.), implement class organization (syllabus, calendar, groups, etc.), and will demonstrate the use of Canvas Commons. (
FLEX credit - 2 hours)
Canvas Communication / Assessment:
This workshop will compare the differences between Canvas and Blackboard and will demonstrate the communication tools (Email, announcements, notifications, etc.) and explain student assessment (Tests, grade book, feedback, etc.).
 (FLEX credit - 2 hours)
 
Canvas Self-Paced Online Course: Organization / Content & Communication / Assessment
A self-paced, 100% online Canvas course has been developed and is ready for anyone who hasn’t completed the workshops already. The course takes approximately four hours to complete and will guide you through building content and navigating Canvas, covering the information in the Canvas "Organization/Content" and "Communication/Assessment" workshops. There are built in assignments and a plethora of resources available. Completing the self-paced course is equivalent to attending the two Canvas workshops on campus. To enroll, please email Chad Estrella (chad.estrella@canyons.edu).
 
 
 
2. Introduction to Online Instruction (IOI)  - 100% Online Course
(Est. Time commitment/ FLEX credit-  36 hours)
Introduction to Online Instruction 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.
 
Monday, September 12 – Friday, October 14, 2016
#175F Introduction to Online Instruction
100% Online course
FLEX credit - 36 hours

Presenter: Michelle Labrie
Strategic Goal: Teaching & Learning
Pre-Requisite: Particpants must have completed Canvas Communication / Assessment & Organization/Content workshops  (4 hours) prior to the start of this course.
Introduction to Online Instruction 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.
 
This five-week, 100% online class will be taught via COC's new Learning Management System, Canvas, which will replace our past LMS, Blackboard, starting in summer, 2016. Full-time faculty can accrue FLEX credit up to the number of hours the class meets (2 units = 36 hours, e.g.) OR apply 2 units toward salary advancement (see COCFA contract). Adjunct faculty can receive FLEX credit as well, though not to exceed the limit per semester as outlined in the adjunct faculty contract. For more information, please contact CETL@Canyons.edu
 
3. Section 508 Information Technology Compliance workshop (1 hour)
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. 
FLEX credit - 1 hour
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm
BONH-106
FLEX credit – 1 hour
Presenter: Scott McAfee
 
Monday, September 12, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Online via CCCConfer
FLEX credit – 1 hour
Presenter: Scott McAfee
Phone: 888-886-3951
Participant Pin:892542
Participants should login at least 10 minutes prior to the FLEX start time in order to download required plugins.
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm
BONH-106
FLEX credit – 1 hour
Presenter: Scott McAfee
 
 

Sign up for these workshops at www.MyLearningPlan.com.

Once you have completed all required trainings, please e-mail Leslie at leslie.carr@canyons.edu to request your Online Instructor Certificate.