Quality Online Teaching and Learning


The Quality Online Teaching & Learning Work Group, or the QOTL Work Group, is an in-house certification program for Cañada faculty to learn how to teach online and/or hybrid courses. The QOTL Work Group was first offered in the Summer of 2017 and will be offered three times each year--once during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The course is offered 100% online and the objectives of the QOTL Work Group are outlined below.

At the completion of the QOTL Work Group, participants will be able to:

  1. Design an accessible online or hybrid course in Canvas while applying the OEI Course Design Rubric.
  2. Assess new or existing course materials for accessibility and revise as needed.
  3. Construct a course that meets the needs of online or hybrid students, specifically in the area of Regular Effective Contact.

QOTL Work Group Syllabus

QOTL Work Group Spring 2021 Course Schedule

Close to 100 Cañada faculty have completed the QOTL Work Group! Check out our QOTL certification lists by division to the left to see who's been certified.

Are you interested in the next QOTL Work Group training?

Faculty providing online courses (including hybrid, fully-online, XLO, and virtual/converted) are required to be trained in online course development and delivery per Title V regulations, and we recommend that instructors get re-certified every 3 years in order to stay current in this ever-changing environment. QOTL training is recognized in all SMCCD district colleges as proof of current preparation (and may be recognized by other schools and colleges).  Prior training at other districts may be considered equivalent in SMCCD.  If you have any questions about QOTL or other training programs you are interested in completing, please contact Allison Hughes (hughesa@smccd.edu). If you're interested in signing up for a future QOTL training course, please fill out the sign-up form below: