Quality Online Teaching and Learning (QOTL) Course

Skyline College faculty who will teach an online or hybrid course, need to successfully complete a five-week QOTL training course in Canvas. 

As of Spring 2020, any courses taught in an online or hybrid format must be approved via a course review process.  During the QOTL course, faculty will create 80% of a course to be reviewed in this process.   Compensation is provided for completion and submission of one hybrid or online course for the CTTL consultative review.

The Quality Online Teaching and Learning course introduces the basics of using the Canvas learning management system, with the chance to practice what you learn through a series of hands-on exercises focused on the subject you teach.  There is also significant interaction with colleagues regarding online teaching pedagogy.  

QOTL Course Guide 2020  

The OEI Course Design rubric is used to evaluate the courses.  This rubric, developed by California Community Colleges, establishes standards related to course design, interaction, collaboration, learner support, and accessibility. 

 For more information, contact Christopher Collins, Distance Education Coordinator.

Distance Education Handbook

The District Academic Senate is scheduled to review an updated Distance Education Handbook in  December 2020.  Details will be posted here in 2021

The previous handbook (2016) is posted here.

Online Education Handbook  


Faculty Repository

The faculty repository (searchable libguide) has a wealth of information on instructional design, pedagogy, instructional technology, and more.

screenshot of Faculty Repository



Help and Support

 The CTTL team is here to help.

  • Drop-In Office Hours Tues & Wednesday
  • Workshops, Brown Bags, and Book Circles
  • Individual consultations
Instructional Designers

Bianca Rowden-Quince | book a consult | 


Andrea Fuentes | book a consult |


Distance Education Coordinator

Chris Collins | book a consult | 


Instructional Technologist

 Ricardo Flores | 650-738-7147

Faculty Services Librarian/ZTC

Ame Maloney | book a consult


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