Online Teaching Certification for SAC Faculty
Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College is a three-step process and includes:
1. SAC Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course
2. Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Course (APPQMR) QM 7th Edition
3. SAC/QM Peer Review Process
In compliance with Alamo Colleges Board Policies & Procedures, the Teaching and Learning Center offers Online Teaching Certification (OTC) to ALL FACULTY(full-time and adjunct) at San Antonio College regardless of course modality. Per E.1.9.1 Online Learning Procedure, the goal is to certify all faculty to teach online to increase online course offerings. More details of this requirement can be found in the Faculty Handbook. Completion of all three steps is required for Online Teaching Certification. (Dual Credit, Fire faculty, Law instructors, and music faculty teaching private lessons only, are exempt from the OTC requirement.) New faculty should complete Step 1 (OTC Course) during their first-semester teaching at SAC. Steps 2 and 3 may be completed as soon as possible within their first three semesters of being hired at SAC.
IMPORTANT: All Canvas courses must adhere to the latest version of the SAC Course Layout, and annual recertification of APPQMR is mandatory to maintain Online Teaching Certification.
Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course
Choose from one of the upcoming courses below and register in AlamoTalent.
SAC OTC (type this in AlamoTALENT search to register for the cohort that best fits your schedule)
OTC Course Cohort 46
February 16 to March 22, 2024
OTC Course Cohort 47
March 22 to April 26, 2024
OTC Course Cohort 48
April 26 to May 31, 2024
OTC Course Cohort 49
May 31 to July 5, 2024
OTC Course Cohort 50
June 28 to July 26, 2024
OTC Course Fall 2024 Cohort 1
August 16 to September 13, 2024
OTC Course Fall 2024 Cohort 2
September 13 to October 18, 2024
OTC Course Fall 2024 Cohort 3
October 18 to November 22, 2024
OTC Course Fall 2024 Cohort 4
November 22 to January 3, 2025
This is an asynchronous hybrid course on Canvas. Faculty learners will take the course at their own pace and complete the 17 assignments by the class end date. This course is HYBRID because meeting times for one-on-one assistance to complete the course are available at Faculty Learner’s request to accommodate their schedule.During the OTC Course, Faculty Learners will build their sandbox to apply what they learn during Step 2: APPQMR and prepare for Step 3: SAC Peer Review.
Online Teaching Course (OTC): This course is the first of three steps for Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College for Faculty. The workshop will introduce Faculty Learners to Canvas as well as different tools and techniques that can be used on their own course to ensure students are fully involved in the learning process. It will emphasize research-based teaching strategies that will positively impact students' experiences in the online or hybrid classroom. In addition, the workshop will provide the opportunity to experiment with many of the Canvas tools available when building a course. This OTC course is also an opportunity for faculty learners to sample online learning from the student's perspective.
The OTC course is arranged in a series of topics and related tasks. During the training, faculty learners will be building their own online/hybrid course simultaneously and preparing it to be Peer Reviewed (OTC Step 3). For example, they will learn about the importance of applying the SAC Course Layout which includes elements for a good online course home page, and then build their home page within their SandBox course. Faculty learners will be able to use content from their existing courses, their department, and their colleagues.
A complete list of all sessions are available in Alamo Talent. To register for the course, access AlamoTALENT via ACES and within the search box, search for “SAC OTC”.
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) 7th EditionLearn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course. This is Step 2 of Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College.All faculty at Alamo Colleges District that complete APPQMR and re-certify with the most recent edition each year, may qualify for a stipend.Register for any ONE of the following dates/modalities offered this Spring.
APPQMR 2-3 Week Online
APPQMR 8-Hour Face-to-Face Workshop
This workshop is offered by Alamo Colleges District Faculty Development Facilitators and Managed by Quality Matters. This workshop is offered by SAC Instructional Innovation Center Face-to-Face in MLC 712
January 19th - February 5th
February 9th - February 26th
March 22nd - April 8th
April 12th - April 29th
May 17th - June 3rd
June 14th - July 1st
July 12th - July 30th
Friday, March 22nd 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Click here to register for the dates that best fit your schedule! Click here to sign into ACES and register in AlamoTalent!
The Quality Matters online APPQMR is an intense and time-sensitive course. This course is facilitated by Alamo Colleges District and managed by Quality Matters. The District facilitators, like all Quality Matters facilitators do not control the content or any logistics of the course. ALL Quality Matters facilitators complete a rigorous certification in order to be able to facilitate this course. By enrolling in the course you are making a commitment to complete all the assessments and adhere to the schedule over the entire workshop\course. This is an asynchronous course taken on an online learning management platform. By enrolling in the course, you are making a commitment to complete all the assessments and adhere to the schedule over the entire workshop\course.
Fill out the form below to be enrolled in the workshop of your choice.
This special workshop introduces you to the Quality Matters rubric and how you can apply it to your online courses. This is the QM foundation workshop for anyone who might be interested in participating on a peer review team in the future. As a participant, you will also be able to apply the strategies to your own online course design. Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive a Quality Matters certificate of completion. This course is the first of the two courses leading to QM Peer Review Certification. This is a FACE-TO-FACE APPQMR Workshop hosted in the SAC IIC Lab at MLC 712.
Search in AlamoTALENT by clicking on My Learning > Events Calendar and look at the date of your choice.
Click here to register for the dates that best fit your schedule! Click here to sign into ACES and register in AlamoTalent! Questions?
If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact Dr. Bobbie Myatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Carmen Mercedez at email@example.com.
If you have any questions, or need more information, feel free to contact Yvonne Galindo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Usha Venkat at email@example.com.
SAC Peer Review Process
1. Upon completion of the Online Teaching Course (OTC) course (OTC Step 1), faculty (course representatives) will have developed a Sandbox course using the SAC Course Layout with an orientation module and at least FIVE modules within Canvas.
2. Faculty will complete APPQMR 7th Edition (OTC Step 2) and apply what they learn to their sandbox course before submitting a request for Peer Review.
3. Prior to submitting the peer review request form, faculty should complete a self-review on their Sandbox course using the SAC Peer Review Rubric. IMPORTANT: Completing the self-review of their course will determine if the SANDBOX course is "Ready for Delivery" by ensuring it is using the SAC Course Layout and all standards on the rubric are MET. This self-review will help the reviewers expedite the review process and minimize possible course revisions.
ABOUT THE PEER REVIEW RUBRIC: All essential standards (3 pt standards) were included along with a few other standards that are important elements to consider. All essential standards are bolded in RED with an asterisk. PLEASE NOTE: Instructors should provide a minimum of 5 modules in addition to the Orientation module for a peer review so that reviewers are better able to view course trends and cadence.
READ THIS AGREEMENT BEFORE CONTINUING: I have conducted a self-review on my Sandbox course using the SAC Peer Review Rubric and am ready to submit my SAC Peer Review Request Form by clicking this button below.
Faculty should fill out the SAC Peer Review Request Form by clicking the button. Please request IT assistance if unable to access the Microsoft form. Call: 210.486.0777 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do I need to take the Alamo Colleges
APPQMR Recertification Course?
- This is the recertification course delivered by Alamo Colleges District Faculty Development to satisfy the requirement to continue to receive the stipend. The details of this stipend are found in the document above title Updated APPQMR Certification Pay Fact Sheet.
Who is it for?
- All previous Quality Matters participants that are currently receiving and are choosing to continue receiving the Alamo Colleges APPQMR stipend.
How is it delivered?
- This course is delivered entirely online, asynchronously, within the Alamo Colleges Canvas system.
if you have any questions, or need more information, feel free to contact Dr. Carmen Mercedez at email@example.com or Bobbie Myatt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have questions about Canvas or OTC?
Ask a Faculty Champion
Thank you to all of the SAC Faculty Champions for sharing their time and talent by providing Online Teaching Support.
Each department has identified Faculty Champions that are Online Teaching Certified and can provide assistance to Faculty that are currently enrolled in the OTC Course, are preparing their own course for Peer Review or may have other questions about Online Teaching for their specific discipline. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be included on this list as a Faculty Champion.
Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College is a three step program and includes:
|Grading in Canvas
|IIC Zoom Room
Instructional Technology Assistance
Instructional Innovation Center
Instructional Technologists & Technology Training Specialists
Instructional Technology Supervisor
Client Support Specialist
Instructional Design Assistance
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