Teaching Online

Teaching online is very different than teaching face-to-face classes. You may need to acquire new skills that are unique to the online and hybrid course environment. This page is being developed to offer tips on teaching in the online and hybrid environment.

Online Special Expertise certificate

The Distance Education department at SRJC offers a self-paced Online Special Expertise certificate training course that is delivered in Canvas, the course management system at SRJC. Most departments require this certificate in order to teach online and hybrid courses at SRJC. The course is offered in 6-week and accelerated 2-week sessions and requires about a total of 12 hours to complete. Use this sign up to enroll and learn more about it: Online Special Expertise sign up.

Distance Education course proposals

For courses that are not currently approved by Curriculum for online or hybrid delivery, follow steps to submit a Distance Education course proposal well in advance of the semester you plan to deliver it online or hybrid. 


Moving a face-to-face class to an online environment

How to handle no-shows in online classes

How to upload a public syllabus (PDF)

Resources for Instructional Content


All faculty who have been assigned to teach a course at SRJC automatically have an SRJC Canvas account. You can log into your account from the Canvas Login page using your portal ID/PIN. If you have login issues, see Canvas Access and Login Issues.

Flex Credit

FLEX credit is available for the SRJC Online Special Expertise certificate training course and the @ONE course "Introduction to Teaching with Canvas." For more information about FLEX and other workshops at SRJC to train faculty to use Canvas, see the Canvas Training & Tutorials page.

@ONE Project

For additional training for teaching online, the @ONE project funded by the CCC Chancellor's Office offers trainings to acquire effective course design skills, increase your student success and retention rates, better use your existing course management tools, and learn to leverage new media to inspire your students to excel. Options include: