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Online Teaching Certification & Resources


DE Certification Requirements

​Clarification on RCCD's Academic Senate-approved online teaching certification requirements will be updated soon.


RCCD Course Design Camp 

This online teaching certification course is a 4-module, self-paced course focused on course development, design, facilitation, and equitable learning outcomes for all student groups. There are no course start/end dates or assignment due dates, allowing for the completion of online teaching requirements throughout the year. 

Once you have a Canvas account, sign in to Canvas and self-enroll in RCCD Course Design Camp. Upon self-enrollment into the course, you will find additional directions and guidance for course completion. If you believe you have met certification requirements through other means, please submit the completion evid​ence to the RCCD Certification Evidence form.


​College Distance Education Committees 

Each college has an Academic Senate sub-committee focused on Distance Education issues. Feel free to reach out to the DE Committee Chairs if you have any questions or would like to become more involved.

​Riverside City College

​Moreno Valley College

Norco College


RCCD Policies and Practices for Distance Education

Administrative Procedure (AP) 2105 Distance Education (as approved by District Senate March 15, 2021) details the district practices for online courses. To help faculty apply AP2105, Regular Substantive Interaction Guidel​ines (as approved by District Senate May 24, 2021) have been developed and approved by the DE Committees and Academic Senates at all three colleges. If ​you have any questions, contact your college DE Committee Chair (see links above). Faculty can also contact an Instructional Designer to discuss the requirements and guidelines.​


ACCJC Documents Related to DE 

The ACCJC provides a Checklist for Evaluating Compliance and also a Guide to Ins​titutional Self Evaluation Improvement and Peer Review (Appendix H) ​that details requirements for equivalent quality, accountability, and focus on student outcomes.