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Teaching Online
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  • Review the Standards of Good Practice from the Online Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Become certified for online teaching: review the Online Instructor Policy on the sidebar
  • Take a teaching online course (ED214 or "Teaching with Blackboard" offered online via LRC)
  • Attend relevant Cuyamaca professional development workshops or presentations on online teaching or Bb
  • Attend some of the great conferences on online teaching
  • Get a mentor (ask someone who has taught online to guide you through the startup)
  • Ask an instructor if you can copy their Bb course container setup as a template for your initial work (see Server)
  • Get some minimal tech experience and knowledge by reading books or experimenting in your F2F classes (you will need some tech knowledge to even know what students are asking)
  • Develop a visual outline or "concept map" for your potential course
  • Give yourself sufficient time to develop an online class - 6 months to a year
  • Read the Online Survival Guide by California Virtual Campus
  • Read 10 Easy Steps to Creating Your Online Course
Last Updated: 01/24/2017
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