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DL Amendment Form

In order to make your course DL-ready, you must complete the DL amendment form process. There are two ways to submit DL amendment forms.  In both cases, the DLC (Distance Learning Committee) will review and approve the form before sending it to EDC.

If you wish to submit the form via a Word document/Smartsheet process, click through the 3 steps below.  This method can be used for any course offered in a "traditional" DL format, i.e., not FOMA.

    • 1Step 1 - Download and complete DL Amendment Form
      To complete the DL Amendment form follow the 5 easy steps below!
      1. Download the most updated DL Amendment form which includes the new template language.
      2. Complete the cover page with the course title, units, faculty developer, department approval, new/revised etc.
      3. Review Table 1 DL Course Components and Delivery Methods. This form was recently revised by the Distance Learning Committee (DLC) and contains common delivery methods appropriate for online courses and uses language to support regular and effective contact. You may use any of the modes from the Table 1 template which closely match the methods used in the course. You may also add methods unique to the courses in the highlighted area at the end of the table. Ex. LAB for laboratory courses if appropriate, FT for field trips, etc.
      4. Go to WebCMS and view the most updated version of the course. Use the topical outline from the course to design Table 2. DL Course Weekly Schedule of Activities.
      5. Create the DL Course Weekly Schedule using the topical outline from WebCMS and the methods from Table 1. Topics MUST match exactly!
      • WEEK 1 and WEEK 16 have been completed for you.
      • For WEEKS 2 - 15, enter the topical outline in column 2.
      • In Column 3, enter a brief description of pedagogy used in the traditional course.
      • In Column 4, design the DL course using the methods from Table 1.
      • Include the estimated time for each method in Column 5. Note that hours must be appropriate for the number of units, e.g. 1 unit = 3 hours, so a 3-unit course will average about 9 hours/wk, a 4-unit course, 12 hours/wk, etc.
      NEED HELP?

      Contact the DL Faculty Coordinator: Carol Impara, 909-274-6369, or at

    • 2Step 2 - Submit DL Amendment Form
      Step 2 - Submit DL Amendment Form

      Click here to submit your DL Amendment Form Online!

    • 3Step 3 - Reviewed at DLC and final approval made by Educational Design Committee (EDC)
      Step 3 - Reviewed at DLC and final approval made by Educational Design Committee (EDC)
      Need help or have questions?

      Contact the DL Faculty Coordinator: Carol Impara, 909-274-6369, or at

If you wish to submit the form via WebCMS, please view this instructional video.  You can submit any DL form, i.e., traditional or FOMA, through WebCMS. 

View instructional video here

If you have more questions about the DL course amendment process, SPOT, or the additional requirements to teach an online or hybrid course at Mt. SAC, or other questions related to Distance Learning, feel free to contact your Distance Learning Faculty Coordinators:

Name Phone Office Email
Carol Impara (909) 274-6369 6-262
Catherine McKee   (909) 274-6112  6-262

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