Online Learning Support Center

What's New at the OLSC?

Please help us welcome Michelle Newhart, the new Teaching and Learning Technology Specialist! Come by the OLSC to see how Michelle can offer support for your fall 2015 courses! 

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Managing Courses Online at Mt. SAC

If you were wondering what web options you have, as a faculty member of Mt. SAC, this is the place for you! From syllabus sharing to grading and everything in between, see the capabilities of Course Studio, OU Campus and Moodlerooms. Also, learn what training, if any is required.

This matix offers a comparison between three Mt. SAC supported faculty web content options. Web Options for Faculty PDF

For an at-a-glance view see Web Options for Faculty Quick Reference PDF



Mt. SAC migrated to Moodlerooms learning management system (LMS) in 2012. Find out more about how to use Moodlerooms on the Moodlerooms Page or sign up for Moodlerooms training through the POD calendar. 

Question:  Is Moodlerooms the same as Moodle? 
Answer:  No.  Moodle is the open source "core" of Moodlerooms, but Moodlerooms adds components around Moodle - and hosts the site for Mt.SAC.
Why is this important?  Some features/add-ins in Moodle are not compatible with Moodlerooms.


OmniUpdate, or OU Campus

OmniUpdate (OU) is a content management system intended to give Faculty control over their campus websites. If you would like an OU account, you may request one. Please download and fill out the form below.

Faculty OU Account Request Form - After filling out the form, please send it to Sharon Shriver, Building 23/IT, sshriver@mtsac.edu

For the overall explanation of using OmniUpdate at Mt. SAC, see the Web Guide

Course Studio

Course Studio is created in the Portal every semester and this online environment is managed by the faculty member. More on Course Studio


More Faculty Resources

Distance Learning Information

Go to the Distance Learning page to learn more about how to teach courses that are partly (hybrid) or fully online at Mt. SAC. AP 4105 defines the Mt. SAC policies regarding distance learning.

Many classes now use online resources, but to be a distance learning class, part or all of the tradition in-person "class" time must be replaced with time spent online. To teach a distance learning course, both the professor and the course must go through a qualification process. Instructors must complete the Skills and Pedagogy for Online Teaching (SPOT) certification as a Mt. SAC requirement for teaching online. Courses must also be approved through the Distance Learning Committee (DLC)

Distance Learning courses are subject to different regulations and guidelines than the traditional classroom, and require different evaluations. All information for these processes can be found on the Distance Learning page.


Computer and Network Use at Mt. SAC

Faculty are expected to understand and comply with all Administrative Procedures, including AP 3720 on computer and network use regarding use of official Mt.SAC email for communications.

POD Workshops
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