Training/Experience Requirements

New Online/Hybrid Instructor Training

All new online/hybrid instructors will also need to take one CANVAS Training, either through PCC or @One. This training introduces you to CANVAS, PCC’s LMS (Learning Management System). It is highly recommended that you take this before the Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning course.

For information about upcoming trainings, check out the Current Training Opportunities page.

@One Training

Option #1

If you are new to distance education and would like to teach using online technology, you will need to take four 4-week courses before being cleared to teach at PCC. These fully online classes are offered through the @One Project:

  1. Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning*
  2. Building Online Community with Social Media
  3. Creating Accessible Online Courses
  4. Assessing Digital Learning

You will have to register directly with @One to take these courses. Beginning in Spring 2015, the Distance Education Department will provide reimbursement for your courses only upon successful completion of all 4 courses. You can then contact us to receive reimbursement for your full training.

Option #2

The @One Project: also offers an intensive 12 week course, Online Education Standards & Practices. Successful completion of this course will fulfill all the requirements to be cleared to teach online @PCC and will result in a Certificate of Completion.  Successful completion of the additional ePortfolio & course sandbox will result in a Certificate of Achievement for the statewide @One Online Teaching Certification.

Before you can teach an approved online or hybrid course for the first time, it must be formally reviewed and approved by the Distance Education Office and your Division Dean to ensure the course meets all College requirements.

Experience Waivers

Previous Teaching

If you have taught online at another institution but not PCC, you may be eligible to waive some of the faculty training requirements. You will need to arrange a meeting with your Division Dean and the Director of Distance Education to discuss your experience and present a course (or courses) you have taught online. Your course should include all the required elements for an online course from PCC’s Rubric for Online Instruction (PDF).

Even if you are released from some of the required coursework, you will need to complete one 3-hour CANVAS Training, which meets on campus. This training introduces you to CANVAS, PCC’s LMS (Learning Management System). Check out the Learn Canvas page for information about workshops and links to self-paced tutorials.

Previous Coursework

If you haven’t taught online but have taken the equivalent coursework within the past 5 years, you may be eligible to waive some or all of the PCC training requirements.

Equivalent coursework means courses that cover the same content as the following four 4-week online classes offered by the @One Project:

  • Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  • Building Online Community with Social Media
  • Creating Accessible Online Courses
  • Designing Effective Online Assessments

You will need to contact the Distance Education Department and provide proof of completion as well as course descriptions.

Even if you are released from some of the required coursework, you should still complete one Canvas Training. This training introduces you to Canvas, PCC’s LMS (Learning Management System). Check out the Learn Canvas page for information about workshops and links to self-paced tutorials.

If your coursework was more than 5 years ago, you will need to take all of the required PCC training courses for New Online and Hybrid Instructors.

Last Updated on: June 5, 2017 @ 2:33 pm