Teaching Online at ACC
The Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) and the Office of Distance and Alternative Education (ODAE) work diligently to provide comprehensive support services for potential and current distance education faculty.
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Use the Faculty Guide to help you get started on developing and delivering your course. The Faculty Guide includes all the information you need for a successful online course, including online forms. There is also a Teaching Online FAQ.
Use the links below to access resources that can help you make your distance education courses a success.
Submit Request: Lab Exercises Off-Campus
Faculty who plan to conduct lab exercises off-campus must submit a request and obtain approval prior to the lab exercise.
Note: If you have three different exercises over the course of the semester, please fill the form out with details for each exercise, three times.
Online Course Development & Design
Do you have a face-to-face course that you’d like to transform to an online or hybrid version? Want to get started with planning a new hybrid or online course?
The Office of Distance & Alternative Education has dedicated QM certified instructional designers to help faculty with the design and development of online courses (fully online & hybrid) and the transformation of face-to-face courses to online.
Submit the form below to get started.
Teaching Consultations & Support
Teams are available for various types of consultations to provide just-in-time assistance and support to faculty for their teaching. Faculty can schedule a consultation for:
- Technology Training
- Online Testing Tools Support
- Teaching Best Practices & Strategies
- Accessibility Support
- Integrating open educational resources (OER)
- Assistance in identifying and vetting online resources
- And many more!
Quality Matters (QM)
Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Sponsored by MarylandOnline, Quality Matters has generated widespread interest and received national recognition for its peer-based approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement in online education.
Distance Education (DE) Mode Descriptions
Course instruction is online. Tests will be taken online. Some tests may require proctoring. Students can access online proctoring on their own computer for free. Online courses eliminate geography as a factor.
DLS (Synchronous Virtual Class Meetings Required)
Course instruction is online. Course instruction includes required real-time virtual class meetings at the days and times listed. Tests will be taken online. Some tests may require proctoring. Students can access online proctoring on their own computer for free. Online courses eliminate geography as a factor.
Most course instruction is online (more than 50%). There is at least one mandatory on-campus component (e.g., on-site lab work). Distance testing may be allowed. Students need to be aware of the on-campus requirement when registering.
DLC (Campus Testing Required)
Course instruction is online. Tests are taken in the Instructional Testing Centers on campus. Distance testing is not allowed.