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The Mission College Distance Learning Committee is responsible for training. Dates and times for training will be added as they become available.</>

Online Presentations

Regular and Effective Student Contact in Online Courses
What does "regular and substantive interaction between the students and instructor" look like, and how can you ensure your course has it? This presentation introduces you to "Regular and Effective Contact” and provides techniques and strategies you can utilize to ensure that your online course has effective and substantive interaction (Note Taking Handout).

Additional Mission College Training Resources
All faculty and staff now have access to, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. Instructions for accessing the WVM subscription are available on the Staff Development Online Training Resources page.

Other Training Resources

@ONEoffers online and self-paced courses, as well as desktop webinars for free - or at a very low cost - thanks to funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office Telecommunication and Technology Infrastructure Program. 

Standford Online offers a free self-paced online course titled Creating Effective Online and Blended Courses. The course includes eight modules and is designed for a general audience of instructors at 2-and 4-year higher education institutions. The modules can be completed in any order.

Jim Thatcher Web Accessibility Tutorial teaches the basics guidelines of Section 508 and the American Disabilities Act. This tutorial explains how to design a web page, or online course, so that it meets Priority One guidelines of the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative).