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.

Current Distance Education Faculty and/or Faculty Assigned a DE Course for the Spring of 2016 may register for the next OTTCC session.

  1. Web Enhanced Training (On Campus Courses)

Canvas trainings to web enhance your class are coming this Fall 2016.  While web enhanced courses are not distance education courses, they are a great start in using the learning management system to design activities that you might use one day in an online and/or hybrid course.  We highly recommend using the LMS for your on campus courses as it is populated with your students, a communication portal, a gradebook, and content storage for your students.  It is a pre built portal that your students can easily use.  The web enhanced trainings are taught as workshops during flex and the school year.  You can also meet with an instructional technologist for an hour to get a practice shell.

On campus instructors should visit a Fall Flex Presentation and/or a workshop during the Fall to get a practice shell.  Below are the registration Links for the upcoming Web Enhanced Workshops.

  • Live LRC Training Studio Wednesday October 19th, 2016 2:00 PM - Registration

  • Web Conference Session -  Thursday October 27th, 2016  3:30 PM - Registration

  • Live LRC Training Studio Tuesday November 8th, 2016 2:00 PM - Registration

  • Web Conference Session -  Wednesday November 16th, 2016  3:30 PM - Registration

  1. Instructional Technology Consultations, Course Reviews, and Course Designs @ Ventura College

With over 100 courses in Canvas this Fall 2016 and the rest of the Courses in Desire2Learn, we, the instructional technologists, need to provide consultations in two learning management systems.  We will still meet to discuss Desire2Learn needs, but as we are moving toward Canvas we are no longer offering Desire2Learn trainings.   We will provide consultations, course reviews, ADA compliance reviews, D2L design, Canvas Design, online teaching advice, and other timely instructional technology suggestions for online, hybrid, web enhanced, and on campus courses.  Please feel free to contact us today.

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

Previous Training SchedulesFall 2015 Instructional Technology Training Schedule