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​Instruc​​tional Design Support

Building and facilitating a course takes time and attention to detail. Refreshing courses we’ve taught for years is equally time consuming. RCCD has an Instructional Designer to support faculty with their online instructional needs​. 

Additionally, District Distance Education is excited to announce that four Professional Expert Course Developers have joined our team! They will provide hands-on support for online course development such as building content pages, assignments, and modules at faculty direction. ​

Synchronous​ Support

Days, times, and locations subject t​o change. Updated weekly. The registration links below will take you to the MS Bookings page.

  • 1:1 Appointments with an Instructional Designer -- If you want to brainstorm new ideas, learn a new strategy, or take your online instruction to the next level, you can make an appointment with an Instructional Designer.
    • DJ Hawkins is available for 1:1 and group appointments via Zoom from Monday - Thursday. Email for an appointment: dj.hawkins@rccd.edu
    • More Instructional Designers coming soon.​​
  • 1:1 Appointments with a Course Developer -- If you want to synchronously build new course content or if you want to request they asynchronously build the course content for you, you can make an appointment with one of our Course Developers.
    • Sandra Xochipiltecatl is available via Zoom and in-person at MVC
      • ​Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 1:30pm - 4:30 pm
    • Diana Myers Hyatt is available via Zoom and in-person at RCC
      • ​​Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 12:30pm - 4:30 pm
    • Susan Finley​ is available via Zoom and in-person at Norco​ 
    • ​Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00pm - 4:30 pm
    • Stefa​nie Tate​ is available​ via Zoom 
      • Monday & Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 12:30pm - 3:00 pm​​

  • Webinars & Workshop -- You can attend workshops on course development, design, and facilitation led by the Instructional Designer. If you missed a webinar, check out the Webinars & Tutorials link below for recorded versions. Check back for info on upcoming Fall Instructional Design workshops and webinars.​
Asynchronous Instructional Design Support

The following support materials have been provided to help as you build your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. 

  • Instructional Design Webinars & Tutorials​  -- If you missed a webinar or workshop, chances are we have a video recording that you can watch.
  • Asynchronous Support Materials​ (links to Instructional Design Support Materials) -- Explore this research and pedagogy for course development, course design, and course facilitation. 
  • Request DEV Shell(s) -- If you would like a place to practice and create, faculty can request a development shell (sandbox course). These DEV shells can be used to store content and assignments for later, to build new assignments, and/or to house a Master version of a course, so you can edit the Master​ as you teach the current version, ensuring that next semester, you have an updated version ready to go.
  • Quick Start Tools​​  -- If you need to get a course up and running quickly, you can use these LTI and template tools to build a course and course content quickly.
  • The Distance Education Instructor Resources shell in Canvas (login required) has resources available to assist in course development, course design, and course facilitation. If you haven’t already, faculty can self-enroll in the Instructor Resource shell.
Training Courses and Modules
  • The RSI Interaction Learning Modules provide information on Regular and Substantive Interactions, how to use Canvas tools to increase the interactions in your course(s), and RSI examples faculty have shared from their courses. At this time, all faculty can self-enroll to access the information in these learning modules. There is no hands-on work required, and these training modules are optional. Please contact the Instructional Designers if you have answer questions.​​​ 
  • Course Design Camp is optional. It is a self-paced, self-enroll, multiple module course covering Canvas basics, course development, course design, and course facilitation. Completion of each module will earn a badge. The final module provides faculty with the opportunity to apply course content and skills and create/revise 4-weeks of course content. This content will be reviewed by the Instructional Designers and Accessible Technology & Media Coordinator against the CVC-OEI’s Course Design Rubric. Feedback for alignment with the rubric will be offered. Please contact the Instructional Designers if you have answer questions.​​​