Distance Education at College of San Mateo - Faculty Training
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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 Interaction Policy. All faculty are required to complete the 5 hour, self-paced training once.

Quality Online Teaching and Learning Course (QOTL) - Level 1

The SMCCCD QOTL - Level 1 course is a 6-week course that introduces educators to designing and building online courses using the Canvas learning management system. 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.

Spring 2024

  • April 1, 2024 - May 13, 2024

Summer 2024

  • June 3, 2024 - July 15, 2024

Quality Online Teaching and Learning Course (QOTL) - Level 2

The SMCCCD QOTL - Level 2 course is a 5-week advanced online teaching training offered fully online asynchronously that builds on QOTL 1 and goes beyond the content in that course. The goal is to invite you to look at one of your existing courses and re-imagine any components that you feel could be improved upon and/or enhanced. This training is designed to fit each of your individual needs by utilizing a Choose Your Own Adventure format. Courses are tentatively scheduled for the upcomings dates below:

Fall 2023

  • September 11, 2023 - October 16, 2023

Spring 2024

  • February 12, 2024 - March 24, 2024
  • April 1, 2024 - May 5, 2024

Summer 2024

  • June 3, 2024 - July 7, 2024
  • June 24, 2024 - July 29, 2024