All online instructors should understand important regulations around distance education
at the local, state, and federal level. For your convenience, the Distance Education
Committee has gathered important guidelines and practices below.
Contra Costa Community College District Board Policy 4014 outlines key differences between distance education and correspondence
education as well as protocol around course review, approval, and certification of
Diablo Valley College Procedure 4003.01 clarifies local distance education definitions,
practices for course review and approval, and guidelines for student participation
and authentication. Department Bylaws may include additional local practices.
Federal codes outline our mandateto make materials accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
Please visit Online Accessibility at DVC for training materials to ensure your course content meets accessibility standards.
The US Department of Education's Family and Educational Privacy Act outlines policies
around student privacy rights. Learn more about FERPA training for colleges. (Instructors need to agree to practices ensuring FERPA compliance when combining sections
on Canvas. See the pop-up on InSite under Resources --> Canvas Combine Sections for
All online classes offered within the California Community Colleges have a common
entry point to authenticate students through Canvas. Please visit Canvas Trainingsand/or Canvas DIY Instructionsto learn more.
Learn about examples of regular and effective contact and/or sign up for training
Canvas Shell Request (coming soon)
Note: shells are automatically created for all class sections and can be found in
the instructor of record's dashboard. Use this form to request any additional Canvas
shells for use as a course design sandbox or for other non-instructional purposes
(Committees, Departments, etc.)
Canvas LTI Request (coming soon)
Please fill out this form to request LTI integrations within Canvas.