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Distance Education

Faculty Training

Regular and Substantive Contact Course

Training opportunities are currently under development. Please contact Tarana Chapple, Dean of ASLT, for assistance.

We have a 5 hour training on our Regular and Substantive Contact Policy. All faculty are required to complete the 5 hour, self-paced training by fall.

Quality Online Teaching and Learning Course (QOTL)

Register for Fall 2021 Quality Online Teaching and Learning Today!

Fall QOTL

The Fall QOTL is a 6-week course that will be offered beginning on September 20.
In the course you will complete course activities, readings, and engage in dialogue with your colleagues each week.

You are expected to complete all activities within the course, and each activity is designed to acquaint you with the skills necessary to develop your own online course.

Additional Training

@One Fall Into Humanized Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity

This fall, join the California Virtual Campus and Online Network of Educators for a professional development series that will prepare you to design and teach more equitable online classes – Fall into Humanized Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity. Increasing the inclusivity of online courses is an important part of improving student outcomes and closing equity gaps. Prior to COVID, more than 28 percent of total student headcount in the California Community College system was generated by online courses. Now online courses are part of every faculty member’s teaching and every student’s academic pathway. This series will help you create online courses you are proud of, foster trust, and challenge your students to achieve their full potential.

Week 1: Friday, September 10


Week 3: Friday, October 8

Week 4: Friday, October 22

Week 5: Friday, November 5


Week 6: Friday, November 19

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Panopto Free Basic Training Webinars

The Basic Training Webinar is designed for new users and beginners who would like to learn how to use the Panopto software. Click on a link below to register for an upcoming webinar:


Pronto and Canvas Free Webinars

Pronto is an integrated chat tool that provides a social media-like messaging experience inside of Canvas. It offers teachers and students the ability to chat, share emoji reactions and gifs, send files, and host live meetings. Come learn how you can use this tool to increase student engagement and success!


@ONE Canvas Training
Online and Self-Paced

@ONE Training: Accessibility Essentials Micro-Courses 
Free, Online, and Self-Paced

Instructional Technologist Drop-In Hours

Join Erica Reynolds and Marisol Quevedo for weekly drop-in hours on Zoom for with technology tools for course design.

Instructional Designer Drop-In Hours

Please stay tuned for updated hours coming this Fall

Distance Education Coordinator Drop-In Hour

Join Donna Eyestone, DE Coordinator, Erica Reynolds and Marisol Quevedo for a weekly drop-in hour on Zoom.


Panopto Weekly Q&A (Office Hours)

Join experts from the Panopto team to help answer your questions, or listen in on other Panopto customers and their experiences.