How to Begin Teaching Online & Hybrid Courses

Here are some steps you can take to begin teaching online or hybrid courses at Cañada:

Find out more about Distance Education (DE) at Cañada.

  1. Discuss distance education course offerings with your division dean.
  2. Schedule a meeting with Lezlee Ware, Cañada's Online Education Coordinator: warel@smccd.edu.
  3. Read the Distance Education Faculty Handbook  and review the DE Faculty Checklist (you'll be asked to sign this before teaching DE courses).

Complete the Cañada QOLT Work Group training course.

The Quality Online Learning & Teaching (QOLT) Work Group is Cañada's online and hybrid certification course. The course is offered once during each semester and takes place 100% online in Canvas in order to give you a student's perspective of online learning as well as the faculty perspective.

Faculty can also complete an @One Certification Program in order to become certified to teach online or hybrid courses at Cañada. Faculty who have completed online instruction certification programs other than QOLT or @One can request to have those certifications reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they meet SMCCD minimum standards.

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