These services available from the Office of Distance Education for faculty.
Online Teaching Certification
Please contact the Distance Education department at email@example.com to get access to the modules necessary to complete the certification.
- Accessibility Checks – The Office of Distance Education provides accessibility checks on behalf of the Curriculum Committee for faculty seeking to get their courses approved for online instruction. Accessibility Check Request Form.
- Complete Course Consultation – Our knowledgeable staff will help you take your existing on-campus course and convert it to the online environment. Faculty can use the web to enhance a campus-based course, to develop a “hybrid” course that combines campus-based and online instruction, or to teach a course that is fully online. We will help you analyze your needs, create and manage initial content, and provide you with an understanding of the best approaches to online instruction (i.e., appropriate pedagogy). Assistance is available for both the new instructor and for the instructor who seeks ways to improve an existing course. Please contact the office of Distance Education by E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
- Canvas Course Development – Our trained staff can help you to get your materials up on the web. We’ll show you how to make the most out of your Canvas course. We provide a number of scheduled workshops every semester, as well as one-on-one training sessions. If you are interested in a workshop that does not fit into your schedule, please contact the Distance Education Coordinator, Dr. Kenn PiersonGeiger at email@example.com.
- Course Expectation Letters: Course Expectation Letters Communicate your students expectations from your class. Use the Faculty Form For Online Courses to generate a letter for your course which will be posted on the Course Expectation Letter Student website.
- Faculty Training – Faculty training is provided on online pedagogy, the effective use of technology to enhance learning online and in the classroom, and on the use of Canvas, the course management system used at Rio Hondo College. Flex credit is awarded for all Online Education activities. If you are interested in a workshop that does not fit into your schedule, please contact the Distance Education Coordinator, Dr. Kenn PiersonGeiger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Faculty Workstations – Faculty computer workstations are available in the Office of Distance Education Lab, LR141D. These workstations are available for course uploads and backups, and for any other course-related activities. The following are available for faculty use:
- Respondus – software that facilitates the uploading of questions into your course.
- Whisper booth – record your audio and video lectures using our Whisper booth and professional microphone (you can significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise when doing your audio or video recordings using this equipment).
- Camtasia – tutorial-creation software that can be sure to make course concepts come to life. Camtasia Overview
- Introduction to Canvas for Students – Our trained staff can provide a lab orientation to your class and walk them through the basics of Canvas. We can help your whole class login, show them how to navigate Canvas, and show them how to contact us for help. This service is available for web-enhanced, hybrid, and online courses on a pre-arranged basis. Note: there is an online orientation available as well RHC Online Orientation.
- Regular and Substantive Interaction – The Faculty Form for Online Courses can be used to provide information on how your course will maintain Regular and Substantive Interaction. This form should be filled out by instructors teaching a confirmed online class only. A confirmed online course is one that have been designed and approved as an online course by the Curriculum Committee. In the Course Schedule, online courses that have been approved for online delivery have Course Type as “WEB”.