Distance Education

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 technology does, so suggestions and requests are always welcomed.


Faculty Quick Links

Canvas Faculty Support

OLC Faculty Support

Canvas 24/7 Live Chat

Meet online with OLC staff:
eSARS Online Appointments

Canvas 24/7 Phone Support:
(619) 482-6595

 Contact the OLC:

Canvas Guides

SWC Faculty Resources

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

Upcoming Faculty Training


Camp Canvas Training

Camp Canvas Spring 2024: 2nd 8 Weeks


Also see Camp Canvas Spring 2024 1st 8 Weeks. Join us to learn about teaching with technology, Canvas features, and instructional approaches that support student success.

HOW TO Academy: Hands On Workshops for Teaching Online

HOW TO Academy Spring 2024


The HOW TO Academy happens the week of Opening Day; join us for some hands-on help getting your courses ready for the new semester!

Distance Education Resources for Faculty

Distance Education Training & Support

Access training calendars and on-demand archives

DE Mentor Program

Partner with fellow SWC faculty to grow your skills.

DEFT (Distance Education Faculty Training)

Get SWC-certified to teach online or hybrid classes.

SOLID (Synchronous Online Learning Instructional Design)

Get SWC-certified to teach live online classes via Zoom.

DE Policies, Procedures, & Guidelines

Access current SWC DE protocol.

California Community Colleges (CCC) DE Resources

Learn about system resources for online course design and instruction.

Additional Resources for Faculty

Canvas Training & Support

Learn more about SWC's learning management system.

Teaching Tools & Resources

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

Accessibility Resources

Ensure your course content is accessible to all students.

How Do I . . .?

Answers to common Canvas-related questions.

Canvas Faculty Support

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