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The Online Teaching Certification course will be transitioning from Professional Development to Distance Education. The new course will be 8 Weeks long, will combine the Canvas and Online Teaching training, and will be available fully online. If a faculty has completed the Canvas training already they will be able to complete the new course at an accelerated pace. The timeline for the transition is as follows. Professional Development will run one more Online Teaching Certification course, which will start in October and run through November. Distance Education will pick up the Online Teaching Certification starting in Spring 2019.

If you are interested in a waiver, the process is as follows:

El Camino College and Compton College faculty must complete:

  1. Canvas LMS Certification, and
  2. Online Teaching Certification course (Online Pedagogy/Online Course Design training)

Both trainings are offered through the Distance Education office, and must be completed before an online or hybrid class assignment if offered to the faculty.

Faculty have the option to waive these trainings as follows:

Filling out of the waiver form: ECC Training Waiver

To meet one or both portions of the waiver requirement, faculty must complete the following:

  1. For Canvas waiver:
  • Faculty must present a certificate of completion for Canvas training from another institution (i.e. college-sponsored @ONE course, etc). This certificate must accompany the waiver application.

or

  • You have been using Canvas at another institution/district that doesn’t grant completion certificates or formalized training. You will need to fill out the aforementioned waiver, AND set up an appointment with Distance Education Coordinator to go over your live site from a current Canvas institution using the following three criteria:

o   Basic Knowledge of Canvas

o   Three ways faculty use Canvas to initiate student contact

o   ADA/508 compliance.

The criteria used to evaluate your course are proper implementation of the tools found in the Canvas Instructor Guide: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131Canvas Instructor guide, demonstrating three ways faculty use to initiate instructor-student interaction.

  1. For Online Teaching Course Certification waiver:

or

  • You have been teaching at another institution/district that doesn’t grant completion certificates or formalized training. You will need to fill out the aforementioned waiver, and once submitted:

If you have any comments, questions, and concerns, please email Distance Education Coordinator: Dustin Black (dblack@elcamino.edu).