Distance Education for Faculty

If you are a student, please visit our accompanying site for Cypress College Distance Education Program information created especially for you.

If you are an instructor, this site is for you. It is intended as a handy pointer to the information and support documents you routinely need as a Cypress College DE instructor.

Distance Education staff help faculty with:

  • DE and Canvas Enrollment issues
  • Enroll in Distance Education Training
  • Enroll SI Leader, Mentee, Observer, etc.
  • Course Evaluation/Student Survey Requests
  • LTI App or Publisher Requests
  • Other issues related to Distance Education

Distance Education staff may be reached at distanceed@cypresscollege.edu.

Distance Education Transcription & Captioning (DECT) Grant Requests

DECT Grant

Cypress College is delighted to announce that faculty can now submit captioning requests through the DECT Grant to assist Distance Education instructors with their captioning and transcription requirements.

  • Instructor-Created — Videos must be instructor-created, not outside sourced.
  • DE Courses — Videos must be meant for DE courses.
  • Length — Videos must be longer than one minute in duration.

Get more information on DECT.

DECT Grant Faculty Interest Form

Open Lab Hours

Join Samantha Simmons, Distance Education Coordinator, and Michael Ashton, Instructional Designer, for open lab hours. The lab is available Tuesdays 9–11 a.m., Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., and Fridays by appointment. Schedule an appointment.

Spring 2024 DE Workshops

The Distance Education department is proud to offer a series of community-building, in-person workshops guiding college employees in the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. Faculty interested in accessible course design in Canvas and/or the Peer Online Course Review (POCR) will find these workshops especially helpful in achieving the Quality Reviewed distinction on the CVC Exchange. Bring your own course (BYOC)!

Workshop NameWorkshop Date
CaptioningMarch 21, 1–2 p.m.
Practice and TryApril 4, 1–2 p.m.
POCR: AssessmentApril 18, 1–2 p.m.

For individuals interested in virtual meeting options, schedule an appointment or visit us during Open Design Lab Hours where we will be happy to review the material from these workshops on a date and time that is more convenient for you.


  • Dr. Treisa Cassens, Dean
  • Elli Constantin, Distance Education Director
  • Samantha Simmons, Faculty Distance Education Coordinator
  • Michael Ashton, Instructional Designer
  • Nando Yiv, Distance Learning Assistant



1st Floor of the Library and Learning Resource Center Building (L/LRC), Room 103

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7052
E: DistanceEd@CypressCollege.edu


Monday–Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday: Closed

Due to meetings, workshops, and other campus obligations, we are not always in the office. For the fastest response time, the best way to reach us is by email.