Instructional Technology Guides for Faculty
Reach Self-Paced Online Teaching Training
This self-paced training course helps you learn how to begin building an accessible course that keeps you engaged with your students and offers students a rich and organized learning experience.
At the conclusion of this training, you should be able to:
- Build at least 30% of at least one of your upcoming online courses.
- Implement accessibility and regular effective contact guidelines in Canvas.
- Use the OEI Course Design Rubric to guide the design of your online course.
What is the Online Education Initiative (OEI)?
The California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCCs) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses (copied from the OEI Course Design Guide).
CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric
The CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric contains the online course design standards developed and adopted by the CVC-OEI. The Rubric is intended to establish standards relating to course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, learner support, and accessibility in order to ensure the provision of a high-quality learning environment that promotes student success and conforms to existing regulations.
The CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 International License.
Peralta Equity Rubric
The Peralta Equity Rubric is an addition to the OEI Rubric, that can also serve as a valuable guide as you build your course. It is a research-based course (re)design evaluation instrument to help teachers make online course experiences more equitable for all students. The rubric’s criteria include: addressing students’ access to technology and different types of support (both academic and non-academic); increasing the visibility of the instructor’s commitment to inclusion; addressing common forms of bias (e.g., image and representation bias, interaction bias); helping students make connections (e.g., between course topics and their lives; with the other students); and following universal design for learning principles.
- 4 Expert Strategies for Designing an Online Course from Inside Higher Education
- Actively Engaging Students in Asynchronous Online Classes
- Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students from Faculty Focus
- The 10 Biggest Myths About Synchronous Online Teaching from Educause
- Best Practices in Designing Online Courses from Las Positas College