link to sbvc de covid-19 response page

Course Design Template

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Link to Canvas Commons CVC-OEI Course Design Template

CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric

Click here to access the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric

Recordings and Trainings

SBVC offers three levels of training for online Faculty: Level 0, Level 1, and Level 2. Descriptions and signup for these trainings may be found on our Preparation for Online Teaching page.

In addition to our local online training, below are a few resources faculty may find helpful.

Getting Started with Online Instruction

 Quick Start and Reference Guide for the Canvas Newbie

Week 1: A Checklist

Week 3: Resources

District Support Page

SBVC's statement on Regular and Effective Contact/Substantive Interaction

Below are other videos and webinar recordings faculty may find helpful.

Webinar Presentations and Recordings

Distance Education for All

Distance Education for All Power Point Presetnation

Presented to Adjunct Faculty at Adjunct Orientation and to Full-Time Faculty at Inservice Day.

ABC: A Basic Course Design

Webinar recording 7/23/20

ABC: A Basic Course Design Power Point Presentation

Video Applications

Webinar recording 6/25/20

Personalizing Asynchronous Instruction: Video Applications PowerPoint

Embedding Media

Webinar recording 6/4/20

Personalizing Asynchronous Instruction: Embedding Media PowerPoint

Effective Asynchronous Instruction

Webinar recording 5/15/20

Effective Asynchronous Instruction PowerPoint

Intro to CVC-OEI Rubric PowerPoint

Regular, Effective and Substantive Contact

Webinar recording 4/17/20

Regular, Effective and Substantive Contact PowerPoint

Preparing Your Online Course

Webinar Recording 4/24/20

Webinar Recording 5/1/20 (a follow up webinar)

CVC-OEI Course Template

Webinar PowerPoint Presentation

Course Tour: Tour a course built from a Module Design perspective


Proctorio Training and Resources

Webinar Recording 4/3/20

Webinar Recording: A follow up 4/10/20

Canvas Demo

Instructor: Getting Started Guide

Support for Test-Takers (provides steps for students to download Chrome and Chrome extension)

Creating an Exam with Proctorio

Proctorio Gradebook in Canvas

CVC-OEI Proctorio Guidebook

Reminders and Best Practices with Proctorio

  • Use Proctorio only after consideration of how it fits into your instructional plan.  Consider your reasoning for implementing or applying Proctorio to an exam prior to doing so.
  • Do not use Proctorio simply because it is an available tool.  The Quizzes tools within Canvas allows you to set a variety of limitations and allowances that may be sufficient for your assessment. Consider your options.
  • Proctorio is not always the best tool and is not a good fit for all exams. Again, consider the reasoning and purpose behind applying the tool.
    Proctrio can make the difference between being able to offer a course fully online or not.  Proctorio can be a great tool.  In the case where Proctorio is the answer, use it.
  • If using Proctorio, do a test run with your students first.  Create a low risk or “dry run” quiz and require all students to complete it.  Be sure you enable the parameters in the “dry run” that you will in the real thing.
  • This practice will allow you to ascertain which student will be challenged in using Proctorio, where there may be challenges, what parameters might work or not work for you and allow you and your students to know what it will look and feel like without the pressure of a high stakes exam.
  • Include the information about Proctoio in your Canvas course and/or syllabus.  Inform students of your plan to use Proctorio, what the system will look like to them, what to expect and provide them some resources in case they have questions.

Resources for Online Teaching and Design


Welcome Letter

Communication is key in online instruction and is required by Title 5 as a way of demonstrating regular interaction.  One method of communication that allows facutly to set the stage for the expectations, the mood and to welcome students to a course is the use of a Welcome Letter.  A Welcome Letter is something that can be sent out just prior to the start of a course or on the first day of the course.

What to Include

  • Opening Paragraph
    • Introduce yourself​-provide students with a sense of who you are
    • General welcome​
  • Course Information​
    • Title​
    • Overview​
    • Start and end dates​
    • Available date​
  • Contact​
    • When and how they can contact you​
    • Email address​
    • Canvas Inbox-allows for tracking and serves as evidence of interaction
    • Other forms of contact-chat, Pronto, etc.
  • Format​
    • Fully online or partially online​
    • Asynchronous​
    • Synchronous components​
  • Materials​
    • Textbook information​
    • Lab kits​
    • Additional materials​
  • Log In​
    • How to locate Canvas​
    • Tech support if trouble logging in​
  • Resources​
    • DSP&S office​
    • Other

Sample Welcome Letters

Sample Letter-SBVC ASL Course

Sample Letter-Generic letter adapted from PCC

Sample Letter-Generic letter adapted from Taft College


CVC-OEI Webinars and Recordings

The CVC-OEI is hosting a variety of webinars on various topics directly related to online teaching.  Webinars range from the basics of teaching with Canvas to the use of student success tools, such as Labster or Net Tutor. 


This page serves as a resource to online Faculty, which focuses on SBVC's various policies, procedures, and regulations that apply in specific ways to online learning.  The links on this page will take you to descriptions of those policies, procedures and regulations and will also point you to where you can get even more detailed information about the issues addressed by those policies. Each of these links constitute an essential component of a "Comprehensive Quality Control Process" to help ensure a quality program for all our online and hybrid offerings.