Distance Education Training

Online Teacher Training

Not available at this time.  Please contact the Distance Education Office at (714) 484-7052 or by email DistanceEd@CypressCollege.edu.

Canvas Web-Enhanced Training

Web enhanced training is designed for in-person courses in which an instructor would like to use Canvas to supplement instruction. Canvas cannot be used to replace in-person meetings. Before your Canvas course site can be created, you must complete the mandatory online, self-paced training.  The training can be completed in one evening and includes topics such as the Cypress College way, accessibility requirements, copyright laws, e-Lumen, Ally and Canvas  tutorials.  If you have completed the Cypress College Canvas Online Teacher training, you are exempt from web enhanced training.

Web-Enhanced Training Session Dates

  • Training is on-going. 

How to Enroll & Sign-Up

(If you are a new hire, you must have already been processed by NOCCCD Human Resources and entered in the Banner system to be eligible for enrollment)

Submit your enrollment request via the Distance Education ticket system. Please allow time to process your request.  If you need assistance, please contact the Distance Education Office.

Distance Education Equivalency

Not available at this time – please contact the Distance Ed Office.

Faculty seeking equivalency approval in lieu of completing the Cypress College Distance Education Online Teacher training must meet the minimum requirements and follow the outline evaluation procedures to teach online and hybrid courses.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for the equivalency evaluation, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Three years currently teaching online/hybrid courses using Canvas or completed training equivalent to Cypress College’s training (i.e. @ONE Online Teaching Certificate) proof must be submitted
  • Have a firm grasp of 508 accessibility requirements, and
  • Demonstrate your online/hybrid teaching ability as set forth below

Evaluation Requirements

You will be required to participate in a face-to-face presentation with the Distance Education Evaluation Team, which will include your dean and department coordinator, online faculty, DE Dean and DE Coordinator.  The evaluation normally takes about 30 minutes.  During the evaluation, you will be required to perform the following four tasks:

  1. Deliver a presentation that demonstrates your mastery of the Canvas environment
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in navigating in Canvas by performing specific tasks that are dictated orally.
  3. Provide a walk-through by logging into your Canvas online course site that you have previously taught.
  4. Demonstrate your understanding of accessibility requirements and create compliant Word, PDF and PowerPoint documents.

For more information, please contact the Distance Education Office at (714) 484-7052.