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Overview

The Foundations of Canvas Course Design (Foundations) training is a resource to assist faculty in becoming dynamic instructors in the online course modality. Developed by Los Rios Online Course Design Coordinators with consultation by the Learning Management System (LMS) coordinators, the asynchronous training can be completed in approximately 15 hours over the course of two weeks, and is facilitated by a faculty member with extensive experience teaching online. This training meets the district's new minimum standard for distance education preparation referenced in section 4.4.4 of the LRFCT 2020-2023 Contract.

Training Compensation

Faculty who complete the Foundations training are eligible for compensation. Completion can be applied towards tenured and tenure-track faculty Flex, College Service obligations, or one unit of class advancement. Adjunct faculty can choose to be compensated for completion of the training through: a non-load attributable stipend, for fifteen (15) hours of training at the Class II, Step 1 placement on Schedule B2; one (1) unit of class advancement; or to meet Flex obligation.

Through June 30, 2023, all faculty (full-time and part-time) are eligible to receive a stipend at the Class II, Step 1 placement on Schedule B2 upon completion of the course.

The district office will process stipends based on the following schedule:
Completed on or Before Payment Date
August 12, 2022 October 10, 2022
October 14, 2022 December 10, 2022
December 2, 2022 February 10, 2023
March 14, 2023 May 10, 2023
May 14, 2023 July 10, 2023

Prequalification for the (1) one unit of class advancement is not required. Individuals who complete the training by August 12, 2022 will receive one unit of class advancement for the fall semester. Class/salary advancement is applied only once per year. Faculty at Class IV and Class V of the salary schedule do not qualify for class advancement.

Faculty should consult with their division office to complete the appropriate form for college service and flex obligation. Deans and administrators may email CanvasCourseDesign@losrios.edu to request a list of compensation selection.

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Faculty are enrolled in training cohorts on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to:

  1. Faculty with an online assignment who do not meet the minimum eligibility requirement.
  2. Faculty with an online assignment who meet the minimum eligibility requirement and want more training
  3. Faculty considering a future online assignment