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DL iconDistance Learning - Faculty Resources

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

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How to qualify to teach DL

1. Complete the prerequisite: Moodlerooms training in person or online

2. Get certified through SPOT to teach Distance Learning courses at Mt. SAC: Skills and Pedagogy for Online Teaching (SPOT)

3.  Contact your Faculty Coordinator in OLSC to submit the proposal to get your course DL approved by the DLC.

Check the POD calendar for all scheduled workshops with Moodlerooms or SPOT.

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Things to know about DL

At Mt. SAC, DL courses are taught using Moodlerooms. Instructors need to know the rules and regulations specific to DL courses.

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DL Evaluations-What to Do, What to Expect

It is important that DL faculty know how to facilitate the evaluations process for DL courses


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