Resources for faculty and staff

Contact Distance Education

The Distance Education Department provides leadership and support for online learning and the use of technology to enhance learning at Portland Community College. Our staff help faculty and departments offer and manage new courses online, and we also offer a variety of training opportunities.

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We can help you with

Online Course Development ProcessOnline course development process
If you want to develop and offer new courses online or revise and improve existing online course offerings, look no further.
Course ManagementCourse management
Timing is everything. This guide identifies key deadlines and milestones in the term for student activities and course management.
Instructional Best PracticesInstructional best practices
Our staff share some best practices for developing courses, creating engaging content, interacting with students, and assessing educational outcomes.
Tutorials and technical supportTutorials and technical support
Learn how to use key features in Desire2Learn, Collaborate and other tools for delivering online content.
TrainingTraining for online instructors
See what training opportunities are available, including overview sessions, upgrade training, and advanced sessions to take your online course to the next level.

For urgent assistance

The Distance Education Faculty Help Desk provides help for Instructors who need assistance with online courses or courses that use Desire2Learn.