Preparing to Teach an Online or Hybrid ClassHere are some steps you can take to prepare for teaching an online or hybrid class at Cañada College:
1. Find out more about online teaching at Cañada.
- Discuss distance education course offerings with your division dean.
- Read the Distance Education Faculty Handbook (required reading, prior to teaching an online course)
2. Get training in how to design, develop, and teach an online course.
Some options for training are:
- Structured Training for Online Teaching (STOT) is offered by SMCCCD for full-time or part-time faculty who are interested in learning about techniques for teaching online, the use of our course management system, and exchanging ideas and tips. It is a two-semester sequence of courses. To participate, you must be recommended by your division dean.
- @ONE offers training in online teaching, as well as an Online Teaching Certification Program that consists of five 4-week online courses and a practicum.
- Program in online teaching at another educational institution
You are also strongly encouraged to take an online course yourself, before teaching one.
3. Make use of professional development opportunities and resources at Cañada.
- CIETL - Participate in faculty development activities sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
- Faculty Professional Development Resources at Cañada College - Find out about resources available for professional development.
4. Explore Additional Resources
- CCC Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines (2012)
- Instructional Design Resources
- Free technology resources for education - A list of free Web 2.0 technologies developed by the Distance Education Advisory Committee