Preparation for Online Teaching

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Online Faculty Training
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 required by all online instructors, as it covers national and state standards.

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


Level 1 extended sessions

10-weeks: January 13 - March 29

10-weeks: February 24 - May 10

Other Training Intensives

Level 2 (4-week): January 20 - February 16

Level 1 (4-week): February 24- March 29

Level 2 (4-week): April 6 - May 3

Level 1 (4-week): April 6-May 3

Summer Training

Level 1 (10-weeks): June 1-August 7

Level 2 (4-weeks): June 1—26

Questions related to Online Teaching training may be directed to the DE Faculty Co-Leads, Davena Burns-Peters and Margaret Worsley at

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


Online teaching requires a different “skill set” than on-ground teaching.  These skills and/or aptitudes can be acquired in a variety of ways. SBVC provides Online Teaching Training on four levels.  Level 0 is targeted to first time Canvas users or those who need to learn the basic functions of Canvas.  Level 0 is not required as a prerequisite for Level 1.  Level 1 is the required training to be completed by all faculty who want to teach in the online environment.  Levels 2 and 3 are more advanced trainings that are not required to be completed, but are encouraged as they lead to courses being badged for quality.

Requirements and Equivalency

All faculty are required to complete Level 1 training for teaching in the online environment.  Years of experience teaching in the online environment does not waive this requirement for faculty.  Many of the surrounding community colleges have implemented training requirements which may be similar in content to what SBVC is requiring.  As a result, some faculty may have completed training we can consider as an equivalent to SBVC.  Training from other campuses must align in content and objectives and must have been completed within the last three years.  Faculty who feel they may qualify for an equivalency should contact the DE Faculty Co-Leads to formally request a review.  

San Bernardino Valley - Crafton Hills Reciprocity Statement

 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.