Cisco College promotes teaching that leads to meaningful student learning. To teach and manage a distance education class, instructors need to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of their discipline.
  • Commit to actively engage their students throughout the semester.
  • Utilize distance education resources, as needed for their discipline and course.
  • Be adaptable to changing discipline, technology, and student needs.

Professional Development

Instructors should reach out to online@cisco.edu to obtain their Canvas credentials and be enrolled in the required Canvas Instructor Training Course.

The Distance Education Program maintains the Faculty Resources shell in Canvas. Faculty Resources is a hub for links to policies, information, forms, and tools to promote effective teaching and learning in distance education and web-enhanced in-person classes. It can be accessed from the Resources folder in the Global Navigation Menu.