DL iconDistance Learning - Faculty Resources

Distance Learning (DL) is the official designation for online classes. Many professors use some online resources, but a course is only "DL" when actual seat time on campus is replaced with online requirements. When on-campus seat time is only partly replaced with online activities, it is a "hybrid" course. When class time is 100% online, the course is designated as an "online" class. 

DL courses must meet specific college, state, and federal requirements. The most important DL regulation is "regular and effective contact" with enrolled students. At Mt. SAC, faculty must qualify to teach DL courses through our certification process. Courses are submitted for approval through the Distance Learning Committee (DLC). These courses also have their own evaluation process. You will find the resources you need here! 

 Getting Started IconHow to qualify to teach a Distance Learning Course
Things to Know IconThings to know about Distance Learning
Need Help IconDL Evaluations-What to Do, What to Expect

1. Complete the prerequisite Moodlerooms training

Find the list of approved DL courses and approved DL Faculty  DL faculty need to know how to facilitate the evaluations process for DL courses.
2. Get certified through SPOT to teach Distance Learning courses at Mt. SAC: Skills and Pedagogy for Online Teaching (SPOT) Find Moodlerooms resources here. Online courses are evaluated by a faculty peer. Find the guidelines here: Classroom Visitation Evaluations
3.  Contact your Faculty Coordinator in OLSC to submit the DIstance Learning Amendment Form proposal to get your course DL approved by the DLC. Learn about the regulations that apply to Distance Learning. Online courses require a different student evaluation form. Find your options here: Student Evaluations
 Check the POD calendar for all scheduled workshops with Moodlerooms or SPOT. 


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