Distance Education

Canvas Training

How would you like to learn? SWC faculty can choose from campus training in a lab setting or online training via Zoom.  You can even take a 4-week online course from @ONE for free!  Webinars taught by the experts at Canvas are also available free of charge.  Visit SWC Canvas Training for full details.

When you are ready to sign-up, check out the Spring 2019 Canvas Training Schedule and then sign-up in MyLearningPlan.

DE Workshops & Webinars

Access this semester's training calendars for campus workshops, webinars, and the pre-semester HOW TO Academy on the DE@SWC website. You can also find archived webinars here for on-demand viewing.

Distance Education Faculty Training (DEFT)

Are you ready to get DEFT? Southwestern College faculty can take the Distance Education Faculty Training (DEFT) course to earn DEFT certification!

This 5-week, 40-hour, fully online course provides practical, hands-on training in online course design and instruction. Topics include Distance Education regulations and guidelines, course design, course content, accessibility, Regular Effective Contact, and online assessments. This interactive training provides guidance, feedback, and support to instructors as they build key elements of an online or hybrid course, such as a DE syllabus, student support materials, weekly modules, instructional content, interaction activities, and assessments. Completed “sandbox” courses with two modules will be peer reviewed as part of the training. See the DEFT Certification page of the DE@SWC website for more details.

Instructional Design & Online Teaching Support

Contact DE Faculty Coordinator, Tracy Schaelen: