Instructional Technology and Distance Education Training Schedule

 

Self-Paced Trainings and Faculty Guides

Keep Teaching – Continue Serving: Self-Paced Training

This self-paced training in Canvas is curated for all VCCCD faculty and staff looking for step-by-step guides on basic Canvas tools, ConferZoom, Lecture Capture, ADA Compliance, Library Resources, Student Services tools, and more! It will also be updated as more materials (e.g templates and samples are developed). To access this training course, follow the link for Keep Teaching – Continue Serving: Remote Tools for Faculty and Staff and select the Enroll in Course button. To share this resource with other VCCCD members, provide this direct URL: https://vcccd.instructure.com/enroll/X6XCM7

VC DE Faculty Hub: Canvas Resource

This Canvas-based resource is for distance education faculty and others looking for a deeper dive into online teaching best practices and tools specific to Ventura College. It is also a place where we communicate and discuss all things DE. To join this resource, select the following link for VC DE Faculty Hub and Enroll. To share this resource with other VC members, provide this URL: https://vcccd.instructure.com/enroll/P9BRDM

 

Instructional Technologist Designers:
Drop-In Office Hours and Topics of the Week

We are offering the following ConferZoom Office Hours and Specialized "Topics of the Week" for all instructors to help you through the changes. The link for the meetings is below the table. 

 

Monday      

Tuesday      

Wednesday      

Thursday 

Friday 

10am - Noon 

 

Drop-In  

Ali 

Drop-In  

Ali 

Drop-In  

Ali 

 

Topic of the
Week
 Session 

1pm -3pm 

Drop-In  

Sharon 

Drop-In  

Sharon

Drop-In  

Sharon 

Topic of the
Week
 Session 

 

4pm – 6pm 

Drop-In  

Matt 

Drop-In  

Matt 

Drop-In  

Matt 

 

 

 

To the above sessions please use the following link from a computer (PC, Mac, or Linux)
or mobile device (with Zoom app) by selecting this link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/3456385101​ 

 

Trainings for Faculty

The Online Teacher Training Course in Canvas (OTTCC)

The Online Teacher Training Course in Canvas (OTTCC) prepares instructors to teach online by combining best practices in online education, current trends in educational technologies, and universal design in Canvas. All online and hybrid instructors are required to successfully pass the OTTCC prior to teaching online.

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: Depending upon your experience in online education, you may go through the course at different paces. For the instructor who is new to teaching online, we request that you come to all on-campus meetings. In addition, there will be homework in the form of building your course that you plan to teach. An experienced instructor in online education will find that by importing content from another learning management system (LMS)  or course that he or she can most likely demonstrate competency in a variety of topics at a faster pace. 

Current Distance Education Faculty and/or Faculty Assigned a DE Course for the next semester or term will receive priority.  Please contact your department chair and/or dean for the next schedule.