Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College

Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College is a three step process and includes:

1. SAC Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course
2. Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Course (APPQMR) QM 6th Edition
3. SAC/QM Peer Review Process 

The Teaching and Learning Center offers Online Teaching Certification (OTC) to ALL FACULTY(full-time and adjunct) at San Antonio College regardless of course modality. The goal is to certify all faculty to teach online in order to offer additional online sections. Completion of all three steps is required for Online Teaching Certification. (Dual Credit, Fire faculty, Law instructors, and music faculty teaching private lessons only, are exempt from the OTC requirement.) New faculty should complete Step 1 (OTC Course) during their first semester teaching at SAC. Steps 2 and 3 may be completed as soon as possible within their first three semesters of being hired at SAC.

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  • Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course
    (choose from one of the upcoming synchronous or asynchronous courses below and register in AlamoTalent)

     
    SAC OTC Fall 2021 Asynchronous Course
    •November 1 – November 21st on Canvas
     

    SAC OTC Fall 2021 Hybrid / Asynchronous Course

    Cohort 19 - Please register by November 14th
    •November 15 – November 30 on Canvas 3:00 - 5:00 PM Zoom meeting Monday Nov 15th

     
    SAC OTC Fall Synchronous Courses
    Cohort 18 - Please register by October 30th
    • Section 1  Nov 1 – Nov 13  Mon/Wed  10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
    • Section 2  Nov 1 – Nov 13  Tue/Thurs   9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Section 3  Nov 1 – Nov 13  Mon/Wed    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


    A complete list of all sessions are available in Alamo Talent.  To register for the course, access AlamoTalent via ACES and within the search box, search for “SAC OTC”.   

  • APPQMR 6th Ed (choose from one of upcoming two options below)

    SAC Synchronous 8 Hour Workshop Options
    •Friday, Nov 19

    There is a 15 participant capacity per workshop. Register in AlamoTalent for the workshop date of your choice. Workshop modality may differ as that posted in AlamoTalent. Confirmation of modality will be sent before the workshop date. Questions? Issues? Email sac-iic@alamo.edu or uvenkat@alamo.edu. Click on the button below to access ACES > AlamoTalent.

    SAC Synchronous 8 Hour Course

     
    ACD Asynchronous (Online) Workshop Options
    •Nov 5 - Nov 22

    This is an asynchronous 18 day course offered by Alamo Colleges District Faculty Development. ACD APPQMR Asynchronous Course

  • SAC Peer Review Process

    1. Upon completion of the Online Teaching Course (OTC) course (OTC Step 1), faculty (course representatives) will develop a Sandbox course using the SAC Course Layout with at least three weeks of course content and a minimum of three course modules within Canvas.

    2. APPQMR 6th Edition (OTC Step 2) is required before submitting a request for your Course Peer Review.

    3. Prior to submitting peer review request forms, faculty should complete a self-review on their Sandbox course using the SAC Peer Review Rubric. Completing the self-review of their course will determine if their course is "Ready for Delivery" and ensure it is using the SAC Course Layout and all standards on the rubric are MET. This self-review will help the reviewers expedite the review process and minimize possible course revisions. 

    Log in with these credentials:
    Name: {domain}\{your user id} (Example: sac\jjaimes23)
    Password: {your computer password}

    I have conducted a self-review on my Sandbox course using the SAC Peer Review Rubric and am ready to submit my SAC Peer Review Request Form on SharePoint.

    SAC Peer Review Request Form

    Faculty should submit the SAC Peer Review Request Form on SharePoint by clicking the button below. Please request IT assistance if unable to access SharePoint. Call: 210.486.0777 or Email: sac-helpdesk@alamo.edu 

All SAC Courses on Canvas for any modality must use the SAC Course Layout 2020. Find the How to download the SAC Course Layout (Video) here.

Click on each section below for more details on each requirement including information on the required SAC Course Layout and the SAC Peer Review Rubric.

About Online Teaching Certification at SAC

The Teaching and Learning Center offers Online Teaching Certification (OTC) to all faculty (full-time and adjunct) at San Antonio College.  The goal is to certify all faculty to teach online so that we can offer additional online sections. As a result of the pandemic, more students across the nation are choosing to take online courses. In order to build capacity and serve the needs of all our students, San Antonio College wants to be prepared to offer courses in all modalities, face-to-face, online, and remote. Completion of all three steps is required for Online Teaching Certification. (Dual Credit, Law Enforcement, Fire Academy and Music Faculty are exempt from the OTC requirement. )

New faculty will have the opportunity to complete Step 1 (OTC Course) during their first semester teaching at San Antonio College. Steps 2 and 3 may be completed as soon as possible within their first three semesters of being hired at SAC.

Please email sac-teachlearn@alamo.edu with questions about the Online Teaching Certification program.

Please note, faculty who completed the Online Teaching Certification Course (Step 1) and a Peer Review process (Step 3) before 2020, do not have to repeat these steps with the recommendation of their department chair. Please send an email to sac-teachlearn@alamo.edu with proof of completion and we will update our records. 

All SAC Courses on Canvas for any modality must use the SAC Course Layout 2020. Find the How to download the SAC Course Layout (Video) here.

About the OTC Course

SAC Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course

Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course: This two-week, instructor guided course is the first step for Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College. The workshop will introduce you to Canvas and different tools and techniques that can be used in an online course to ensure students are fully involved in the learning process. It will emphasize research-based teaching strategies that will positively impact your students' experiences in the online classroom. In addition, the workshop will give you the opportunity to experiment with many of the Canvas tools that you may be asked to use in your own course. If you've never taken an online course before, this will also give you a chance to sample online learning from the student's perspective.

The OTC course is arranged in a series of topics and related tasks. During the training, faculty learners will also be building their own online/hybrid course preparing it to be Peer Reviewed (OTC Step 3). For example, they will learn about the elements of a good online course home page, and then build their own home page within their SandBox course. Faculty learners will be able to use content from their existing courses, their department and their colleagues. 

What to Expect: The OTC course will cover two major areas: course design and course delivery. Faculty learners will learn how to build an effective online course and will be applying each aspect of course design by building their own course within Canvas concurrently with the training. They'll also be learning how best to teach in the online environment including pedagogical principles, ADA requirements, and communication techniques to make their online course a rich, successful experience for both teacher and learners.

Preparing for Peer Review: By completing the OTC course (Step 1) and all of its associated tasks, faculty learners will have built or imported a full orientation, at least one complete module, and a "skeleton" for the remaining modules of a fully online class. Participants in the course will concurrently develop a course. After adding all recommended content, activities and the required SAC Course Layout 2020 to ensure courses have at least three full modules built, participants should complete APPQMR (Step 2). After completion of APPQMR 6th Edition, participants are ready for Step 3. A Peer Review (Step 3) will be conducted using the SAC Peer Review Online Course Evaluation Rubric.  Click here for information on the SAC Peer Review process.

Register in AlamoTalent
• Faculty learners will self-select from any of the sections listed below which also outlines the training sessions, and register for their selected section in AlamoTalent. 

Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course

Each workshop section will include activities and lessons spread over a three-week span. Faculty Learners will be expected to participate in online discussions. The activities are completed in a Sandbox that will also be used for Step 3 (Peer Review) of the SAC Online Teaching Certification process. All SAC Courses on Canvas for any modality must use the SAC Course Layout 2020. Find the How to download the SAC Course Layout (Video) here.

Faculty Learners will receive timely feedback from OTC facilitators and have access to Instructional Technology support by calling the helpdesk at (210) 486-0777 or connecting via zoom at: IIC Zoom Support Center.

Step 1: Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course (choose from one of the upcoming seven courses below)

SAC OTC Fall Synchronous Courses
Cohort 18 - Please register by October 30th
• Section 1  Nov 1 – Nov 13  Mon/Wed  10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
• Section 2  Nov 1 – Nov 13  Tue/Thurs   9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
• Section 3  Nov 1 – Nov 13  Mon/Wed    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

A complete list of all sessions are available in Alamo Talent.  To register for the course, access AlamoTalent via ACES and within the search box, search for “OTC”.   

Click here for a help guide which will provide step by step directions to successfully register into an OTC course in AlamoTalent.  Please be reminded that workshop sections are capped for attendance, so you are advised to register early.  In addition, you will receive a confirmation email that you have successfully registered for the workshop.  For technical assistance registering to the OTC Course, please contact our IT helpdesk at (210) 486-0777 or connect to us via zoom at: IIC Zoom Support Center.

CLICK HERE FOR THE HELPFUL GUIDE WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO DOWNLOAD THE SAC COURSE LAYOUT 2020. Or Watch the Video by clicking here.

Please note, faculty who completed the Online Teaching Course (Step 1) and a Peer Review process (Step 3) before 2020, do not have to repeat these steps with the recommendation of their department chair. Please send an email to sac-teachlearn@alamo.edu with proof of completion and we will update our records. Dual Credit, Law Enforcement, Fire Academy and Music Faculty are exempt from the OTC requirement.   

About APPQMR

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) QM 6th Edition

Congratulations if you have already successfully completed the Online Teaching Certification (OTC) course.  You are now ready to complete the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop, a flagship workshop on the QM rubric. This course helps you to examine your own course through the eyes of a learner and use the QM Rubric to improve your overall course design. APPQMR 6th Edition is required before submitting a request for your SAC Course Peer Review.

There are synchronous (SAC) and asynchronous (ACD) courses that you may take. See the details below.

Step 2: APPQMR 6th Ed (choose from one of upcoming two options below)

SAC Synchronous 8 Hour Workshop Options
•Friday, Nov 19

There is a 15 participant capacity per workshop. Register in AlamoTalent for the workshop date of your choice. Workshop modality may differ as that posted in AlamoTalent. Confirmation of modality will be sent before the workshop date. Questions? Issues? Email sac-iic@alamo.edu or uvenkat@alamo.edu.

 

ACD Asynchronous (Online) Workshop Options
•Nov 5 - Nov 22

Alamo Colleges District Faculty Development will offer three APPQMR 18 day Asynchronous courses. Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process.  You will also learn how to draft helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course.     

The Quality Matters online APPQMR is an intense and time sensitive course. This course is facilitated by Alamo Colleges District and managed by Quality Matters. The District facilitators, like all Quality Matters facilitators do not control the content or any logistics of the course. ALL Quality Matters facilitators complete a rigorous certification in order to be able to facilitate this course. By enrolling in the course you are making a commitment to complete all the assessments and adhere to the schedule over the entire 18 days.                                         

To register for the ACD APPQMR Asynchronous course, please CLICK HERE to complete the form.

APPQMR Certification Pay Fact Sheet 10/13/21

 

Questions?

Bobbie Myatt, M.A.
Faculty Development Specialist
Alamo Colleges District
Human Resources
ACCD 217.25
210.485.0241
bmyatt@alamo.edu

Carmen D. Mercédez, Ph.D.
Director of Instructional Professional Development
Faculty Development Department
Alamo Colleges District
210.485.0748
cmercedez@alamo.edu

About the SAC Peer Review Process

SAC Peer Review Process

San Antonio College has a new and revised asynchronous Online/Hybrid course peer review process for the purpose of improving course design.  The Peer Review process is one of the three steps to for Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College:

  1. SAC Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course
  2. Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Course (APPQMR) 6th Edition
  3. SAC/QM Peer Review Process

Peer reviews will be conducted using the SAC Peer Review Online Course Evaluation Rubric. The peer review process at San Antonio College is based on Quality Matters Rubric and grounded in research based best-practices.  Peer reviews are required for all Online/Hybrid courses delivered at San Antonio College.  The goal is to have all faculty Online Teaching certified by December 2021. New faculty will have the opportunity to complete Step 1 (OTC Course) during their first semester teaching at San Antonio College. Steps 2 and 3 may be completed as soon as possible within their first three semesters of being hired at SAC.

Support with this process is offered within the Instructional Innovation Center via a Remote IIC Zoom Room. Faculty are also encouraged to meet with our Instructional Designer Amy Gates agates16@alamo.edu, self-review their class before review and make changes where necessary.  The process may take up to six weeks.

Please note: If the Instructor/Course Representative has completed the QM Peer Review Challenge successfully, the SAC Peer Review Process is not required. Please notify the Teaching and Learning Center.

Peer Review Request Form

  1. Upon completion of the Online Teaching Course (OTC) course (OTC Step 1), faculty (course representatives) will develop a Sandbox course using the SAC Course Layout with at least three weeks of course content and a minimum of three course modules within Canvas.
  2. APPQMR 6th Edition (OTC Step 2) is required before submitting a request for your Course Peer Review.
  3. Prior to submitting peer review request forms, faculty should complete a self-review on their Sandbox course using the SAC Peer Review Rubric. Completing the self-review of their course will determine if their course is "Ready for Delivery" and ensure it is using the SAC Course Layout and all standards on the rubric are MET. This self-review will help the reviewers expedite the review process and minimize possible course revisions. 
  4. Faculty should submit the SAC Peer Review Request Form on SharePoint by clicking the button below. Please request IT assistance if unable to access SharePoint. Call: 210.486.0777 or Email: sac-helpdesk@alamo.edu 

Log in with these credentials:
Name: {domain}\{your user id} (Example: sac\jjaimes23)
Password: {your computer password}

I have conducted a self-review on my Sandbox course using the SAC Peer Review Rubric and am ready to submit my SAC Peer Review Request Form on SharePoint.

SAC Peer Review Request Form

 

Asynchronous Peer Review Process

  1. Upon receipt of the SAC Peer Review Request Form, the Teaching and Learning Center will assemble the Peer Review team (A faculty member at San Antonio College and an Instructional Designer or Instructional Technologist). The Peer Review team will be given observer level access to the Sandbox course. 
  2. The Teaching and Learning Center will send the Peer Review team instructions. The designated peer review team will be asked to access and provide a course review asynchronously using the SAC Peer Review Rubric within a two-week time span unless otherwise negotiated.
  3. Peer reviewers will independently review the Sandbox course on their own time and contact the Course Representative with questions or comments during the process. Upon completion of the review, peer reviewers will email the completed rubric form to San Antonio College Teaching and Learning Center at sac-teachlearn@alamo.edu and copy the Course Representative.
  4. Recommended changes by the peer review team must be made within 2 weeks of receiving the reviewers' rubrics. Faculty should notify the Teaching and Learning center via email upon completion of any recommended edits.
  5. Upon completion of the OTC Course, APPQMR and the SAC Peer Review Process, the Teaching and Learning Center will issue an Online Teaching Certificate via email and the faculty's department chair will be notified.

If you have questions regarding the process, please contact San Antonio College Teaching and Learning Center at 210.486.0413 or via email to sac-teachlearn@alamo.edu.  For assistance completing this form, visit our IIC Zoom Support Center.

Please note, faculty who completed the Online Teaching Course (Step 1) and a Peer Review process (Step 3) before 2020, do not have to repeat these steps with the recommendation of their department chair. Please send an email to sac-teachlearn@alamo.edu with proof of completion and we will update our records. 

About Course Modality

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Do you have questions about Canvas or OTC?

 

Ask a Faculty Champion

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Thank you to all of the SAC Faculty Champions for sharing their time and talent by providing Online Teaching Support.

Each department has identified Faculty Champions that are Online Teaching Certified and can provide assistance to Faculty that are currently enrolled in the OTC Course, are preparing their own course for Peer Review or may have other questions about Online Teaching for their specific discipline. Please email sac-teachlearn@alamo.edu if you would like to be included on this list as a Faculty Champion.

Online Teaching Certification at San Antonio College is a three step program and includes:

  1. SAC Online Teaching Certification (OTC) Course
  2. Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Course (APPQMR) QM 6th Edition
  3. SAC Online/Hybrid Course Peer Review Process

Find more information on the Online Teaching Certification page.

 

 

Faculty Champions by Discipline/Department

 


Discipline


Faculty Champion


Email

Arts
Dance
Drama
Music
Speech

Aurelia Rocha

arocha17@alamo.edu

Mathematics
Architecture
Physics
Engineering (MAPE)
Paula McKenna
Lynda Aguirre
Meagan Whaley
Ruby Martinez
Ricardo Pina
David Chavera

pmckenna@alamo.edu
lgreene@alamo.edu
mwhaley4@alamo.edu
rmartinez3@alamo.edu
rpina@alamo.edu
dchavera@alamo.edu

Computer Information Systems
ITSA Academy
Radio, Television, & Broadcasting
Music Business

   
American Sign Language
Interpreter Training
English as a Second Language
World Languages
International Studies
Court Reporting

   
Psychology
Philosophy
Education
Student Development
Human Services

Kathryn J. Miller

Kara Mowrey

Dehlia Wallis

kmiller@alamo.edu

kmowrey1@alamo.edu

dstrong2@alamo.edu

Social Work
Sociology
Early Childhood Studies
History
Criminal Justice
Terri Sinclair tsinclair@alamo.edu
Protective Services
Law Enforcement Academy
Mortuary Science
Political Science
   
Allied Health
Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting
Emergency Medical Services
Kinesiology
   
English
Journalism & Photography
Humanities
EDUC 1301 & 2301
Teacher Education
Mexican American Studies
INRW

Kara Mowrey

Ben Gracy

kmowrey1@alamo.edu

bgracy@alamo.edu

Biological Studies
Chemistry
Anthropology
Medicine
Nutrition
Earth Sciences
Astronomy
Jeremy Motley
Christopher Ray
motley3@alamo.edu
cray56@alamo.edu
Business
Finance
Marketing
Economics
Human Resources Management
Public Administration
Real Estate
Paralegal Studies
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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