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!
How to qualify to teach a Distance Learning Course at Mt.SAC
Complete the prerequisite Moodlerooms training
Get certified through SPOT to teach Distance Learning courses at Mt. SAC
Interested in having your course DL-approved?
Contact your Faculty Coordinator in OLSC to submit the Distance Learning Amendment Form proposal to get your course DL approved by the DLC.
Things to know about Distance Learning
DL Evaluations - What to Do, What to Expect?
- DL faculty need to know how to facilitate the evaluations process for DL courses.
- Online courses are evaluated by a faculty peer. Find the guidelines here: Classroom Visitation Evaluations
- Online courses require a different student evaluation form. The student evaluation form to use for distance learning is here. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Check the POD calendar for all scheduled workshops with Moodlerooms or SPOT.