Virtual Campus

All things related to the Virtual Campus and eLearning Services.

Spring and Summer eLearning Support

Greetings faculty,

eLearning has developed resources that can help you successfully complete Spring quarter, prepare for Summer, and plan for Fall.

We have new and revised mini-workshops and support materials available. These focus on different aspects of online instruction and the use of educational technologies, and can be accessed in the Online Teaching – Spring and Summer Workshop Series module on our eLearning Resources for Faculty Canvas site. Zoom sessions on this growing list of topics will be offered throughout the summer. Each resource is different, but the time commitment will range from 15-50 minutes for each.

A “Module Makeover” service is available now through the summer. At your request, Instructional Designers will review your Canvas course and revise one of your existing modules to represent best practices for online instruction. The revised module can serve as a model for a consistently used weekly approach. Send your requests to with the course name and item number, and use “Module Makeover” as your email subject line for the best results.

A Foundations of Online Teaching training is available (now through the summer) to faculty who have not yet taught online. It includes four self-paced modules that require approximately 20 hours to complete, which includes the creation of content for your class. A stipend of $100 is available to faculty who successfully complete the course, create the identified deliverables, and have not previously received a stipend for this training. You can self enroll for the Foundations course here.

The Hybrid and Online Course Development Institute is available this summer once again, and enrollment is now open. This five-week experience requires active participation and approximately 20 hours for the full course and an additional 20 hours for the development of a course for review. A stipend of $100 is available for first-time faculty participants, and a stipend of $400 is available upon the successful development of your first Certified Course.

Amy, Derek, & Hoshimi

Zoom licenses extended

Good news! Zoom has agreed to extend our free Pro licenses through September 30 (they were originally scheduled to expire at the end of June). The SBCTC has indicated that the next steps include working with Zoom and K20 on longer-term arrangements.

Join the Change Management Book Club – 5-minute edition

As a reminder, the Change Management Book Club is still going strong. We are currently finishing up our first book, “Employee’s Guide to Change” by Jeffrey M. Hiatt via Zoom and want to give EVERYBODY a chance to participate.

What if I don’t have the book?
No worries. Email us at and we can send you a quick summary that will have you up to speed in 5 minutes.

Is this different than the previous Change Management Book Club?
Nope. It is the same opportunity to discuss what you found interesting and how it may apply to your life or your work. We just want to give everyone a chance to join in if they didn’t have a chance previously.

When is it?

Choose from one of three sessions:

    • Thursday, 5/21 2-3pm
    • Wednesday, 6/3 11am-12pm
    • Thursday 6/4, 3-4pm

How do I sign up?
If you need an invite, email us and let us know which session you wish to attend.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Chiappa, ctcLink Organizational Change and Project Manager.

Request embedded eLearning support in your Canvas class: eLearning resources for faculty

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

We have heard that some faculty are getting eLearning-related questions from students. You always can send students to eLearning Services at and 24/7 Canvas Support. If you want more direct eLearning help for students, you now can request an eLearning Services staff member be embedded into your Canvas class.

eLearning Services then will add a discussion into your Canvas class, for example: “Ask Hoshimi eLearning Questions.”  Our eLearning staff member will respond to questions in that discussion within 24 hours.

The embedded eLearning support staff member will abide by guiding principles for student success support.

If you are interested, please email with:

    1. Written confirmation that you would like an embedded eLearning staff member added to your Canvas class with student access privileges
    2. Class name and number
    3. Class item #
    4. Quarter

Ann Garnsey-Harter, Ph.D.
Executive Director for eLearning, CSS, Continuing Ed, & (Acting) TSS, ctcLink

FACULTY: eLearning Faculty Mentors are available daily to help with eLearning questions

Reach out to an eLearning Faculty Mentor during their scheduled hours:

Monday: 1:00-3:00
Tuesday: 12:30-2:30
Wednesday: 9:00-10:00 and 2:00-3:00
Thursday: noon-1:00
Friday: 11:00-noon and 2:00-4:00

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