Distance Ed Faculty Resources

Need Help? Whether you just want to know about Canvas or are considering teaching online, this is the place to start.  Use the links to the left to find what you need and please contact your Instructional Technologist or DE Faculty Coordinator if you need any assistance.

Is online teaching for you?

Essential Guidelines and Reports

Are you currently teaching online? Thinking about it?

You should join us in the DEN for tips, help and support related to online instruction. DEN (Distance Education Network) is a Canvas site where DE instructors can support each other by sharing resources, materials and assignments, and engaging in discussions. Send Lisa Sayles, the current Faculty DE Coordinator at CR, a message to gain access to this important resource.

Online Teaching and Learning Training (OTLT)

This five-week short course is offered online, and is one of the ways of becoming certified to teach online at CR.  Contact the Faculty DE Coordinator, for more information.

CR Faculty Certification Standards for Teaching Online (MOU)

Faculty shall meet any of the following three criteria prior to teaching an online course for College of the Redwoods:

Complete College of the Redwoods Online Teaching and Learning Training sponsored by the DE Committee in consultation with the Academic Senate.

Certificate of Completion in Online Teaching from an accredited college or university, such as UCLA online Teaching Program, Cerro Coso Online Educators Certificate Program, or @One Teaching Certification Program.

Demonstrate prior successful experience in teaching online course(s) with a copy of a Faculty Evaluation Report (A-5/AF-5) or equivalent that includes one or more online sections.

As Faculty Evaluation Reports for online instructors may not be available for current online faculty, all current and past online College of the Redwoods faculty shall be provisionally certified to teach online until their next regularly scheduled evaluation. Full certification would occur after meeting [one of] the above criteria.