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Distance Learning Instruction Series (DLIS)

In order to meet SACS and Coordinating Board requirements, ACC instructors must complete the Distance Learning Instruction Series before teaching a distance education course. The series provides information, examples, and tips on teaching effective and engaging distance education courses. The series is divided into six modules, each of which focuses on one major component of distance education instruction.

All six modules must be completed in order to receive credit for the series.

IDS: Distance Learning Instruction Series - Hours: 4

This class is offered as a self-paced online course in Blackboard. Enrollment is a two step process.

  1. Enroll through the ACC Workshop Database by clicking on the link below. IDS will be notified automatically by this database when you enroll in the ACC Workshop Database.
  2. Manual enrollment in Blackboard by IDS. IDS will then enroll you in the Blackboard course and you will be notified when this process is complete.

The enrollment process takes up to two business days to complete.

REGISTER FOR DLIS

The Distance Learning Instruction Series is designed to provide faculty with information, examples, and tips on teaching effective and engaging distance learning courses. The series is divided into six modules, each of which focuses on one major component of DL instruction. You must complete all six modules in order to receive credit for the series. Completion of the series fulfills the requirement for faculty training in distance learning instruction.

Topics include:

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Pedagogy
  • Universal Design
  • Accessibility
  • Technology
  • Course Management

NOTE: Each module includes activities and questions. You must score at least 85% on the non-essay assessment AND earn 100% on the essay question according to specified criteria to successfully complete each module. You will receive a total of 4 credits upon successful completion of all modules.

If you do not receive notice of enrollment from IDS or have any other questions or concerns, please contact dlmodules-group@austincc.edu.