Is Teaching Online for you?
Teaching an online course can be professionally rewarding. Faculty who are comfortable with technology, like the flexibility of interacting with students asynchronously, and are able to plan and create their curriculum in advance seem to have the most success in teaching online courses. Since you no longer interact with your students in a face-to-face format, you will need to structure your course differently. Your course will guide and facilitate learning. Students will not only learn the content of your course, but they will learn to be more responsible and proactive learners.
For more information, refer to the Faculty FAQ, which includes information on how to get an online course approved and skills needed to be a successful online instructor. Also refer to the Canvas Training (Faculty) page for information regarding Regular and Effective Student Contact requirements.
Faculty Tools & Resources
Faculty Tools & Resources include links to Mission College resources for instructors, including guidelines for regular and effective student contact, a checklist for online courses, as well as state guidelines, and best practice resources.
Faculty FAQs include information on how to get an online course approved and skills needed to be a successful online instructor.
Faculty Training is a list of instructor training opportunities available to Mission College instructors, including online presentation on Regular and Effective Student Contact.