Training Courses

SBVC Distance Education has created training classes for instructors wanting to begin preparation for online teaching. These classes are housed in Canvas and can be accessed from any computer conntected to the internet. Level 1 training is encourged by all online instructors to take, as it covers national and state standards.

If you are interested in enrolling in a class, please click on one of the links below:

Online Faculty Training

  • Level 0 training is intended for the new user of Canvas or anyone who needs more remedial training on the functions of Canvas and how to navigate the LMI (Learning Management System).  The objectives of Level 0 include how to create a home page, content pages, discussions and the communication tools within Canvas.  SBVC does not currently facilitate this course, but the CVC-OEI and @One training offers a self-paced course for those who need to learn these skills.  There is no cost for the self-paced course and enrollment is open. Follow the link below to locate and register for the course. This course does not meet the minimum level of training requirement set for SBVC and does not qualify for compensation according to the CTA MOU on DE Training.

    Introduction to Online Teaching:Self-Paced

  • Level 1 training is a facilitated course with weekly assignments to be submitted as evidence of competency in various areas.  The topics covered in Level 1 include Title 5 language related to Distance Education, accessibility responsibilities, student support and equity, student-to-student interactions and instructor-to-student interactions.  Level 1 does not teach you how to use the functions of Canvas. Participants should have a basic knowledge of Canvas functions i.e. how to upload documents, how to navigate modules, etc. prior to taking Level 1.  Without such foundational knowledge, the amount of time required to complete the work in the course will increase significantly. This course satisfies the minimum training requirement at SBVC. Training completed between March 2020 and May 2022 qualifies for compensation according to CTA MOU on DE Training.

    Level 1 (10-weeks) July 6 - September 12

  • Level 2 training is a facilitated course with weekly assignments to be submitted as evidence of competency in the area of accessibility. The topics in Level 2 include the overall need for making Canvas courses accessible, how the design approach of Universal Design helps everyone in your course, how to make Content Pages and instructional documents accessible within Canvas and more. This Level 2 Accessiblity training is being phased-out for a new Level 2 (Equity & Engagement). The registration dates below will be the last offered.

    Pre-Requisite: You must have successfully completed Level 1 (or have obtained a Level 1 equivalency) in order to take Level 2

    Training completed between March 2020 and May 2022 qualifies for compensation according to CTA MOU on DE Training.

  • New Level 2 will focus on best practices of Equity and Engagement within the online classroom. 

    Pre-Requisite: You must have successfully completed Level 1 (or have obtained a Level 1 equivalency) in order to take Level 2

    If faculty have not been compensated for Level 1, completion of this training between March 2020 and May 2022 will qualify for compensation. 


     

  • Faculty who have completed Level 1 training between March 2020 and present time. Training completed during this time qualifies for compensation acccording to the CTA MOU on DE Training.

     

    Faculty who have completed Level 1 prior to March 2020. Training completed during this time does not qualify for compensation acccording to the CTA MOU on DE Training.

     

    A comprehensive list of all faculty who have completed the minimum Level 1 DE Training and are approved to teach online. List includes faculty who have received equivalency. List should be used to determine faculty eligibility to teach online but should not be used to determine qualification for compensation according to the CTA MOU.


Questions related to Online Teaching training may be directed to the DE Faculty Co-Leads, Davena Burns-Peters and Margaret Worsley at sbvcdistanceed@sbccd.cc.ca.us

If you are interested in other professional development activities regarding online teaching, please contact Rania Hamdy, Professional Development Coordinator at SBVC (rhamdy@valleycollege.edu).

Equivalency

San Bernardino Valley College Distance Education maintains reciprocity for Level 1 online training with its sister school, Crafton Hills College. Online Faculty who have completed first level requirements at Crafton Hills within the last three years may bypass DE Level 1 training at San Bernardino Valley College.

DE EquivalencyAll faculty are encouraged to complete Level 1 training for teaching in the online environment. Years of experience teaching in the online environment does not waive this suggestion for faculty. Many of the surrounding community colleges have implemented training which may be similar in content to what SBVC is requiring.

If you have taken online instructional training through another institution, or through @One, you may qualify for equivalency. Level 1 training at SBVC is based on @One's Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning (IOTL) course. If you have taken this specific training somewhere else within the past three years, the SBVC DE Team will happily review your certificate and badge for local training exemption. To do this, please send an email to sbvcdistanceed@sbccd.cc.ca.us with your certificate and badge (or some other proof of participation) attached.

As of Spring 2020, minimum level training at Riverside City College and Chaffey College is not equivalent to San Bernardino Valley College's Level 1 training.

As of Spring 2020, Mt. San Antonio College's SPOT certification training, Santa Ana College's Gold Level Training, Mount San Jacinto College's SQOT course, College of the Desert's Online Certification, and Victor Valley College's Distance Education instructor Certification (DEIC - post May 2019) Training is equivalent to San Bernardino Valley College's Level 1 training.

Equivalency FAQ

  • No, @One's Introduction to Canvas course does not cover breadth and depth of SBVC's Level 1 training, including recent Title 5 changes and updated ACCJC accreditation requirements and standards.

  • Yes, if you have completed the Online Teaching and Learning through @One within the past three years, you will qualify for an eqivalency for Level 1.

  • Yes, if you have completed Certificate in Online Teaching & Design with @One within the past three years, you will qualify for an equivalency for Level 1

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