Quality Online Learning & Teaching Work Group


The Quality Online Learning & Teaching Work Group, or the QOLT Work Group, is an in-house certification program for Cañada faculty to learn how to teach online and/or hybrid courses. The QOLT 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 QOLT Work Group are outlined below.

At the completion of the QOLT 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.

QOLT Work Group Fall 2018 Syllabus


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Faculty Graduates & Evaluations of Previous QOLT Work Group Offerings

Summer 2018 QOLT Work Group Graduates
    • Kirk Tramble, Adjunct Faculty, Business
Spring 2018 QOLT Work Group Graduates
    • Doug Woods, Adjunct Instructor, Biology
Fall 2017 QOLT Work Group Graduates
    • Elena Alvarado-Strasser, Professor, Sociology
    • Sandra Mendez, Counselor
Summer 2017 QOLT Pilot Work Group Graduates
    • Jeanette Green, Adjunct Instructor, Biology
    • Monica Malamud, Professor, Spanish
    • Bridgette M'Guinness, Adjunct Faculty, Political Science
    • Barry Thomson, Instructor, Biology
    • Maureen Wiley, Professor, English/Reading


Summer 2017 QOLT Pilot Work Group Participant Feedback
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How likely are you to recommend the QOLT Work Group to a colleague?         4 respondents
How well did the content that was delivered in the work group align with the content that you were promised when you signed up?       2 respondents 2 respondents
How much new information did you learn in the QOLT Work Group?       2 respondents 2 respondents
How actionable was the information you received in the QOLT Work Group?         4 respondents

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How satisfied were you with the QOLT Work Group overall?     4 respondents