Distance 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.
Attention: 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!
Get certified through SPOT to teach Distance Learning courses at Mt.SAC. SPOT stands for Skills and Pedagogy for Online Teaching. To learn more about SPOT click on the image to the right.
Check the POD calendar for locally scheduled workshops on the LMS and SPOT.
- Faculty Center for Learning Technology (FCLT, formerly the Online Learning Support Center or OLSC) offers support for teaching and learning with online tools
- Distance Learning Committee (DLC) works on evaluation and development for all things related to DL at Mt. SAC
- Library & Learning Resources Division is the home of distance learning and the Faculty Center for Learning Technology