Teaching Online: Faculty Information

All online courses have a common entry point through the district's course management system, Instructure's Canvas.

The Technology Training Coordinator supports distance education, providing support and training for instructors by:

  • Offering flex activities and staff development workshops during the fall and spring semesters
  • Offering the annual Summer Technology Institute held shortly after the end of spring term
  • Offering drop-in and one-on-one appointments
  • At least one course within the CCCCD Teaching Academy

If you are interested in adding technology into your on-ground class to practice teaching online, then consider what many instructors have already done:

  • Used a Canvas course for: announcements and discussion boards
  • Used a Canvas course for: documents and assignments, syllabus, weekly announcements, email and discussion boards, and audio/video files
  • Used book publisher content, which contains a range of supplemental material to nearly entire textbooks in html format for students to access at anytime
  • Used another website in conjunction with Canvas
  • Developed multimedia-based content

Thinking about teaching an online or hybrid course?

The inclusion of technology in teaching blurs the line between a traditional on-ground classroom pedagogy and an online or hybrid classroom pedagogy. Using technology to mediate instruction can prove to be a useful way to reinvent the teaching that you already do! Thus, before you begin to think about teaching an online or hybrid course, consider using Canvas with your face-to-face courses and attend college workshops, Staff Development drop-in times, and/or a course within the CCCCD Teaching Academy.

As you begin to develop your course, consider the following two rubrics as guides because they offer useful questions and ideas about which elements make up an online class:

For additional information, consider the following links: