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VCCCD's Online Teacher Training Courses in Canvas (OTTCC) Fall 2018

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Canvas and Ventura or Oxnard College

Ventura County, CA

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The OTTCC is the Online Teacher Training Course in Canvas that prepares instructors to teach online by combining best practices in online education, current trends in educational technologies, and modular design in Canvas.

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The course will have a mandatory kickoff meeting for more information about the course and to go over week 1 activities. When registering, please choose the kickoff meeting day/time that corresponds to the course dates.

Fall Session 1:

  • Kickoff Meeting Time: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Course Dates: Sept. 10 - Oct. 7, 2018

Fall Session 2:

  • Kickoff Meeting Time: Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Course Dates: Oct. 29 - Dec. 2, 2018

Course Information

What is in the course? This course is comprised of timely and relevant information as well as consistent best practices from Ventura College's Distance Education Advisory Group and the Online Education Initiative. The course focuses upon the concepts and the goals from the OEI Course Rubric for Online Course Design, the Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning from @One, and the Introduction to Teaching in Canvas Courses from the OEI Project.

This course will introduce a variety of best practices in online teaching, some teaching strategies, some management techniques to improve student success, and course design needs in Canvas. There is something for everyone no matter your experience level.

Competency Based: This is a competency based course that allows expert online instructors to receive credit for imported work from a previous online course while helping new instructors and instructors new to Ventura College understand the best practices and learning management skills necessary in succeeding in online instruction at Ventura College.

Time Commitment: Depending on your experience in online education, you may go through the course at different paces. For the instructor who is new to teaching online, we request that you come to all on-campus meetings for a total of 5 hours of lecture time. In addition, there will be homework for each module. An experienced instructor in online education will find that by importing content from another learning management system (LMS) he or she can most likely demonstrate competency in a variety of topics at a faster pace.

Meeting Dates for Four Week Course

Monday Nights at 5:30- 6:30 p.m.: Ventura College will host 1-2 hour training sessions (in-person and online) based on relevant topics for the week. It is highly recommended you attend these meetings. (The first meeting is 2 hours. Subsequent meetings are 1 hour.).

Friday Mornings at 10 am-12 pm: Ventura College will host open workshops for faculty in the LRC Training Studio to help with current questions about the course. These workshops are optional.

  • Oxnard College: Open Workshop dates and locations TBA.

**All meetings will be hosted in-person and online ConferZoom web conferencing tool. Registered participants will receive an email with web conference link and instructions on how to join.


Canvas and Ventura or Oxnard College

Ventura County, CA

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