Faculty Training

The Mission College Distance Learning Committee is responsible for training. Dates and times for training will be added as they become available.
Online Presentations

Regular and Effective Student Contact in Online Courses
What does “regular and substantive interaction between the students and instructor” look like, and how can you ensure your course has it? This presentation introduces you to “Regular and Effective Contact” and provides techniques and strategies you can utilize to ensure that your online course has effective and substantive interaction (Note Taking Handout).

Community of Best Practice Brown Bags

This is an on-going series of brown bags dedicated to the sharing of best practices and effective contact for online learning.

Spring 2015 schedule  - Go to http://goo.gl/LFN1aa to sign-up!


Flex Day and Boot Camp Workshops 

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Workshop Descriptions
Intro to ANGEL This workshop provides you with a basic introduction to ANGEL. You will learn to navigate in your ANGEL homepage, access your courses, and add content to the Lessons are in ANGEL. You will also receive a basic introduction to the ANGEL Gradebook.
ANGEL Assessments This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to create assessments and surveys in ANGEL. You will also learn to export and import assessments in ANGEL, and automatically post assessment grades to the ANGEL Gradebook.
ANGEL Gradebook This workshop will provide you with a in-depth look at the ANGEL Gradebook. You will learn to configure your Gradebook.
Elearning and the Science of Instruction Ever wondered what techniques work best to help students learn using a multimedia presentation? Should you narrate the slides in an interactive presentation, or just use text captions? Do decorative graphics and extra sounds aid or hurt learning? This workshop will relate recent research in multimedia learning to the design and development of media for your traditional and distance learning courses
Using Articulate to Create Multimedia Presentations Articulate is a PowerPoint add-in that allows you to create Flash-based presentations that include audio, video, games and quizzes. Articulate s seamless integration with Power- Point makes it an excellent addition to your instructional
Creating an Online Orientation The Mission College Online Learning Schedule is the first place a student visits when shopping for a course at Mission College. In this workshop you will learn how to login and update your distance learning course information. Don t miss out on an opportunity to market your course to the public.

Additional Mission College Training Resources

All faculty and staff now have access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. Instructions for accessing the WVM subscription are available on the Staff Development Online Training Resources page.

Other Training Resources

@ONEoffers online and self-paced courses, as well as desktop webinars for free - or at a very low cost - thanks to funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office Telecommunication and Technology Infrastructure Program. 

Standford Online offers a free self-paced online course titled Creating Effective Online and Blended Courses. The course includes eight modules and is designed for a general audience of instructors at 2-and 4-year higher education institutions. The modules can be completed in any order.

Jim Thatcher Web Accessibility Tutorial teaches the basics guidelines of Section 508 and the American Disabilities Act. This tutorial explains how to design a web page, or online course, so that it meets Priority One guidelines of the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative).