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Welcome! This website's aim is to provide information and inspiration for Southwestern College instructors. What you find here will grow and change as online learning and tech does, so suggestions and requests are always welcomed.

> Students: Please visit SWC's Online Learning web page for Canvas and online/hybrid class support

HOW TO Academy - SP 21

 Join us for some back-to-school HOW TO: brush up on your instructional and tech skills with our week-long HOW TO Academy.

Canvas Training

We’re here to help you get ready for teaching using technology. Camp Canvas training sessions offer a wide range of options for experienced online faculty and those using Canvas and/or Zoom for remote and fully online instruction.

Camp Canvas Training Schedule

Instructional Continuity Resources

We've also developed two Canvas resource sites to provide support for online and remote instruction during a college closure: one for faculty and one for students. The sites offer logistical considerations for working remotely, Canvas and Zoom resources, and other support information. Visitors will be prompted to log into MySWC to access either site if they're not already logged into the system.

Instructional Continuity: FACULTY Instructional Continuity: STUDENTS
Contingency Instruction - FACULTY site Contingency Instruction - STUDENT site


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Distance Education Resources

Distance Education Training & Support

Learn more about online learning!

DEFT Certification (Distance Education Faculty Training)

Get SWC-certified to teach online or hybrid classes.

DE Policies, Procedures, & Guidelines

Current SWC DE protocol.

DE Mentors

Partner with fellow SWC faculty to learn more about DE.

Additional Resources

Canvas Training & Support

Become familiar with SWC's learning management system.

California Community Colleges (CCC) DE Resources

Align your course content with CCC-endorsed best practices.

Accessibility Resources

Ensure your course content is accessible to all students.

Teaching Tools & Resources

Info on making videos, software and tools, and other tech training materials.

Canvas Faculty Support

If you are SWC faculty looking for Canvas help and technical information/training, there are several options for assistance: