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Interested in teaching online?

Getting started

Training is required to teach online at PCC. Deans and Chairs coordinate enrollment in training sessions for instructors interested in online teaching. Instructors should contact their Dean or Chair to initiate the process. Deans and Chairs work directly with Online Learning to enroll instructors in training.

Under construction

The program to train faculty to teach fully online courses is currently under construction. The Fundamentals of Online Teaching and Online Instructor Orientation classes are not currently being offered, but we have alternate training options and start dates available. Please contact Greg Kaminski for more information. We hope to launch the new training program for PCC online instructors in February 2022.

In the meantime, any PCC instructor who wants a thorough introduction to the learning management system (D2L Brightspace) may self-register for the CUBS course by following these instructions.

CUBS = Competencies for Using Brightspace, a six-hour course (approximately) that you can take on your own time, at your own pace. It will give you the basics on how to set up a course in D2L.

Please contact Peter Seaman for more information or check out FAQs.