Instructional Technology and Distance Education Training Schedule


  1. Online Teacher Training Course in CANVAS (The OTTCC)

The OTTCC is the Online Teacher Training Course in Canvas that prepares instructors to teach online by combining best practices in online education, current trends in educational technologies, and modular design in Canvas.

Competency Based : This is a competency based course that allows expert online instructors to receive credit for imported work from a previous online course  while helping new instructors and instructors new to Ventura College understand the best practices and learning management skills necessary in succeeding in online instruction at Ventura College.The Online Teacher Training Course is required of all online and hybrid course instructors.

What is in the course? This course is comprised of timely and relevant information as well as consistent best practices from Ventura College and the Online Education Initiative.  The course focuses upon the concepts and the goals from the OEI Course Rubric for Online Course Design, the Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning from @One, and the Introduction to Teaching in Canvas Courses from the OEI Project.

Time Commitment: For the instructor who is new to teaching online, this course is a four week course with roughly 8 to 10 hours a week of learning, participation, and course design; however, an experienced instructor in online education at Ventura College or elsewhere will find that after importing from a Desire to Learn course or another course management system that he or she can demonstrate competency in a variety of topics in this course to proceed through the entire course at a faster pace.

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  1. Web Enhanced Training 

Web enhanced courses are not distance education courses.  These are on campus courses that use the learning management system and other advanced instructional technologies to provide a more modern on campus classroom.  The web enhanced trainings are either one hour sessions with an instructional technologist / designer or a one hour class offered during the year or during flex.  These trainings give the instructor basic knowledge of the learning management system and access to some advanced features.  Once again a web enhanced class is not an online and/or hybrid distance education course, but it is a great start in learning to become an online and/or hybrid instructor who uses the learning management system.


  1. Instructional Technology Consultations, Course Reviews, and Course Designs

@ Ventura College:  Spring 2016

Desire to Learn Trainings are no longer being offered; however, we are still meeting with instructors to help them with best practices in Desire to Learn.  We provide consultations, course reviews, ADA compliance reviews, D2L design, online teaching advice, and other timely instructional technology suggestions for online, hybrid, web enhanced, and on campus courses. As instructors take the trainings in Canvas and move to Canvas, we will continue to provide these same services in Canvas.

For more information about any of these trainings please contact us.


Previous Training SchedulesFall 2015 Instructional Technology Training Schedule