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To teach online an instructor needs to examine the following three steps:

  • Decide if online teaching is for him or her
  • Become certified in Valley College’s Classroom System, Etudes
  • Contact the Chair of the instructor’s department

Deciding if Online Teaching is for You

Teaching online is not for everyone. Some instructors are better, more comfortable and more effective in a face to face classroom than they would be in an online course.

Although a good face to face instructor brings his or her teaching skills to an online course, there are additional attributes and skills that are needed to conduct a successful online course.

Become certified in Valley College’s Classroom System, Canvas

In order to obtain a Canvas shell that an instructor can use to create both a fully online class and a hybrid class, he or she must take the Canvas Certification program.

Canvas Certification Methods

Training may be accomplished in one of three ways:

  • Online (moderated)
  • Face-to-Face
  • Self-Paced

To learn more, view the Canvas Training Schedule.

Contact Your Department Chair

The decision to teach an online course at Valley College is made by the Chair of the department of that class. When you successfully complete your Canvas Certification Training, you will be eligible to be placed on that department’s teaching seniority list. Contact the department chair to discuss the possibility of teaching an online course. 

Find out what you need to know in order to start teaching an online class

Is Online Learning Right for You? An online class is an excellent option for students and faculty who are comfortable with computer technology, want the flexibility to participate on days and times that are convenient for them, are independent and self-motivated. If this sounds like you, then you are a candidate for online learning!

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