Online Training Opportunities


Don't miss these training sessions for Winter/Spring 2021. Many of the training opportunities are SMC hosted and will be addressing Canvas Tools, Zoom Conferencing, Accessibility Requirements, Online Communication & more! Additional training opportunities will be announced in the near future.


Self Paced Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

Faculty may also self-enroll for the free self-paced version offered by @ONE at any time.

Course Description: This self-paced course will introduce you to using Canvas in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. These simple, hands-on lessons give you the chance to master Canvas in your own practice course to build a home page, content page, discussion, and quiz, while also exploring how to use Canvas communication tools.

If you're new to Canvas, or just want a powerful refresher on the basics, this course is a great starting point, and you get to keep your sandbox to play in, experiment, and build your online material.

Registration: Self-Paced Introduction to Teaching with Canvas

Public Canvas Accessibility Self-Paced Course:

Use this course as a beginning point on learning accessibility for Canvas or as a refresher.

Canvas Accessibility Training Course

3CSN Wayfinding Online Zoom Series Resources & Archives

3CSN  LIVE support sessions  are now active.  The Wayfinding Online Resources page live link, archives and other useful tools are there to keep supporting you in your online teaching and learning journey.

This series was created by practitioners for practitioners (and students, too) and continues to grow from the needs that are identified in community with colleagues across the state. 

To access these resources:  Wayfinding Online Resources

Please see their website for more information.

Winter/Spring 2021:

Optional CVC-OEI Reviews for your Canvas Shells! *Back by Popular Demand*

Faculty have the opportunity to submit their course(s) for feedback by a certified SMC Peer Online Course Reviewer (POCR). You will submit your course beforehand by completing the form for winter and spring 2021 reviews. The feedback will not be shared with anyone besides you. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Winter/Spring 2021:  CVC-OEI Course Review Interest Form

If you are interested in becoming a POCR, please e-mail to learn more.

Spring 2021 Online Teaching & Design:

Course Dates: March 3rd- May 8th, 2021

SMC Faculty, Accessibility Experts & Equity Practitioners will collaborate and offer the Online Teaching & Design Certification (OTD) course

Course Description:  This is an eight week SMC hosted course that provides guidance, feedback and support to instructors as they build key elements of an online/hybrid course.  The class is completely online and is facilitated by SMC’s Faculty, Accessibility Experts and Equity Practitioners.

Intended Audience:  Individuals who have familiarity with using Canvas Tools and want to explore online course design and effective teaching strategies in an online environment.  Participation is optional and voluntary.

If you are interested in taking this course, please complete the OTD Interest Form.

DE Mentors

This Spring 2021, one Distance Education Mentor was selected for each academic department. You can choose a mentor based on department, specific specialty or specific skill on the DE Mentor Page.

@One Spring Course Offerings Now Available:

@One has now released it's online courses which are designed to support you to become an effective online instructor. When you find a course you’d like to take, browse the @One current offerings to register.  Faculty may contact to inquire about reimbursement opportunities.

3CSN Wayfinding Community Training Opportunities-Winter 2021:

This January, 3CSN will be providing intensive professional learning labs where you will intentionally design student-centered, equitable, and highly engaging courses.

 Professional learning badges will be awarded for completion and may be used for flex credit (check with your campus for eligibility). Learn more and register below!

 Each registration covers all parts of the design lab.

Building a Student-Centered Canvas Course

January 11, 13, 20, 25, 10 AM-11:30 AM; January 15 & 22, 1 PM-2:30 PM

In this six-part design lab, facilitated by Josh Miller (Peer Online Course Reviewer and Communications Studies Department Chair, Los Angeles Valley College), you will design an accessible, student-centered course, in community with educators across the state, considering backward design, rich content editor, accessibility, syllabus, pages, modules, and more.

Register on Eventbrite

Ungrading in (and after) a Pandemic 

January 15, 22, 29, 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Looking for an equitable alternative to traditional grading? Join Jennifer Escobar (Moreno Valley College) for this timely three-part Zoom series. Sessions will include ungrading classroom assessments, ungrading and your syllabus, and discussing ungrading/grading with colleagues.

Register on Eventbrite

We Can Do This: Learning and Teaching Online, through Crisis, and Beyond

January 19, 21, 26, 28, 3 PM - 4:30 PM

Teaching online? We can do this! Let’s leverage this moment of change in course delivery to get to the core of effective teaching: designing for equity and student engagement. Join 3CSN Coordinators Sarah Sullivan and Nicole Bryant Lescher and faculty colleagues from across the state in this four-part design lab.  

We will build relationships and knowledge together, focusing on effective online pedagogy and student-centered active learning, and directly apply our learning and metacognitive reflections to design elements of our fall courses.  

Register on Eventbrite

More Opportunities Coming Soon