Training for online instructors

Distance training iconOnline instructors have a variety of training opportunities available, including structured topical training sessions and one-on-one sessions with an Instructional Technology Specialist. You can also meet one-on-one with an IS Consultant to discuss your specific needs and how various instructional technology tools could help. Feel free to contact Greg Kaminski or Peter Seaman to arrange an appointment in your office.

Online Instructor Orientation

Guiding principles

  • Teaching online is different than teaching face-to-face, and success requires using many technical and design skills that are not needed in the traditional classroom.
  • PCC believes all online instructors should receive an orientation to online teaching that is current, comprehensive, and high quality. The OIO is required of all new online instructors.


The Online Instructor Orientation is available by invitation only. Those interested in teaching online should start the discussion with their department chair or dean. The dean or chair is responsible for submitting a course request in order to initiate the process. For more information, contact Dennis Hitchcox.

Online accessibility trainings

Document accessibility and video captioning trainings will help you make your online content accessible.  (Contact Karen Sorensen for more information.)

Other opportunities

Our staff also offer a variety of other trainings and workshops that are available to both online and face-to-face faculty.