Sign In
Back To Top

 Faculty Support - Teaching Online

 Content Editor

Faculty Onboarding Resources

​Created by Instructional Council, this resources guide (hosted in Canvas) gives new faculty the information they need ​to navigate systems and be successful​. Click here to access these resources.

Online Teaching Certification Program (OTCP)

This program exists to prepare instructors to meet the qualification requirements for online teaching at COS per COSTA and COSAFA master agreements.  The OTCP is a program that covers regulations and pedagogical approaches related to online teaching. Developed under the direction of the COS Academic Senate sub-committee, Distance Education at COS (DECOS), the OTCP has recently been revised based on the new online teaching standards developed by the Online Education Initiative (OEI) and endorsed by the COS Academic Senate as a teaching resource. To see full lists of Online Teaching Certified Faculty, visit the Human Resources: Employee Resources webpage and select Faculty Seniority Lists.​​​

Spring 2022 ​OTC​P Series​​​

Workshop Overview​​
Canvas Basics

Topics include essential Canvas features and techniques for using Canvas to begin a class well.
DE Legal Issues

Topics include AP4105, copyright, FERPA, regular and effective contact, and accessibility.
Equity in Online Teaching


Topics include instructor presence, barriers to student success, and Universal Design for Learning.
​​FINISH t​he ​Online Teaching Certification Program (OTCP)
Topics include readiness modules, building a Canvas course, and assessing course design.​

Trainings & Workshops (Open to All Faculty​)​

Trainings and workshops for teaching online:  (FLEX Approved)
Building Community in the Classroom
​Thursday, January 6, 2022
​10:00 am - 11:00 am
Canvas Support: Preparing for Spring
Saturday, January 8, 2022​
​10:00 am - 12:00 pm
​​Building Community in Online Courses
Thursday, January 27, 2022​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HyFlex Sharing Session: What's Working For You?
​Wednesday, February 2, 2022

​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Using Breakout Rooms in Online and HyFlex Instruction
​Wednesday, February 9, 2022
​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Canvas Sharing Session: What Are Your Favorite Features?
​Wednesday, February 16, 2022
​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Active Learning
​Wednesday, February 23, 2022
​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Accessibility and Online Instruction
​Wednesday, March 9, 2022
​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Office Hours (Open to all Faculty​)​

Office Hours to assist with making content available in alternative formats and training support:  (FLEX Approved)
Days Time ​By Phone ConferZoom Room
Mondays and Wednesdays​ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Need a different time? Email Dr. Christopher Stillwell (​to arrange an online appointment. ​​​

Recommended Online Teaching Practices Resources