Distance Education

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

The resources here are focused on teaching online--everything from course design to making videos to accessibility.

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

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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: