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.
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.
PCC requires the following @One courses to teach online/hybrid at the college:
If you are new to distance education and would like to teach using online technology, you will need to take four individual 4-week courses before being cleared to teach at PCC. These fully online classes are offered through the @One Project:
- Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning ($65)
- Introduction to Teaching with Canvas (free)
- Creating Accessible Course Content ($65)
- Assessing Digital Learning ($65)
OR take the single 12-week @One course called Online Education Standards & Practices (OESP) ($200).
See the full course catalog with course dates and registration links/information: https://catalog.onlinenetworkofeducators.org
You can complete the full @One Certificate at your option. The @One Certificate that will qualify faculty to teach online at PCC is the The Course Design Fundamentals Certificate: http://onlinenetworkofeducators.org/pd/certificates/course-design-fundamentals
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.
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.