Minimum Qualifications Training (MQT) 

The Ohlone Online Minimum Qualifications Training (MQT) will expose you to effective practices for teaching online and compliance with regulatory requirements for effective teacher-student and student-student contact; effective practices for meeting all legislative and regulatory requirements regarding accessibility, and practical use of Canvas.  

  • The 6-hour training will be held via ConferZoom.  You must attend all 6 hours to fulfill the contractual requirement.  
  • Sessions will be interactive.  You will be asked to have your video on during these interactions.  
  • Sessions will not be recorded.  
  • You will need to also be able to log into Canvas during the sessions - meaning using a phone to access the sessions is not feasible. 
  • Sessions are limited to 25 participants.  

Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
January 19, 20, & 21, 2021 no class 6:30 - 8:30 pm 6:30 - 8:30 pm 6:30 - 8:30 pm


A few days prior to the start of the course, you will receive an invitation to be added to the MQT Canvas Course.  After you accept the invitation, the MQT course shell will be added to your Canvas Dashboard.  You will access the synchronous online sessions by entering through the ConferZoom link in the MQT Canvas course.  You will need to have an email address to gain access to Canvas.  Please contact eCampus if you do not have an Ohlone email address at least 48 hours prior to the first class session. 

Questions regarding the minimum qualifications training requirement should be directed to Division Deans and UFO representatives.   

Coming Soon

Ohlone Online Teaching Capstone Course: Introduction to Course Design

This 6-week course is a combination of group and individual activities.  We’ll review and discuss the CVC Quality Course Review Rubric as a guide for creating effective, efficient, and engaging online courses.  Using the backwards design process, participants will create an orientation and two content modules including assessment for a fully online course you will be teaching in an upcoming semester.  Self-assessment and peer review will be essential elements used to check course alignment with the quality rubric.  You'll meet one-on-one with the Instructional Designer at least twice during the course. These individual sessions will be live and held between December 20, 2020 and January 4, 2021.  Note:  This course requires application of skills and knowledge gained in Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning, 10-10-10 Communication that Matters, Creating Accessible Course Content, and Assessment in Digital Learning. We highly recommend that participants have completed these courses so that they can be successful in the Capstone Course.

Course runs December 7 to January 17 – Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your course to the next level.   REGISTER HERE TODAY!

Make It - Take It Sessions Return in January

Join the eCampus team in January for another round of hands-on workshops designed to provide you with tips and tricks of online teaching.  A brief demo will be followed by time to explore the various tools in your own course.  If you run into trouble, the eCampus folks will be right there to help.  We're still working on the details but here are some of the topics we are throwing around.  Make sure to contact us if you don't see a topic you would like covered.

Week of January 4

Yes, we know you'll be on break.  But you may want to learn a few new skills as you prepare your courses for spring!

  • VoiceThread - Thinkers Lounge - Great ideas start with dialogue.  Pose a question or an idea and watch the thoughts explode
  • Assessing in the Age of Google - What do you do when you don't know how to change your bike tire?  You go to Google or YouTube and look for a solution.  So why wouldn't we expect students to do the same?  The difference is teaching them to evaluate the information before applying it.  I might not have a pleasant ride if I took the advice on how to change my bike tire from someone who never rode, owned, or had any experience with a bicycle.  
  • Building Canvas Pages - Chunking, embedded video, headings and more.  Practice creating a page that is clear and accessible.
  • Practice with Zoom- No explanation needed here.  Breakout rooms, chat window, screen sharing, and more to help you practice being host.
  • Alternative Assessments in STEAM

Week of January 11

  • Creating Captioned Videos with Canvas Studio
  • Humanizing Your Homepage
  • Using VoiceThread - It's not just for discussions!
  • Creating Time-Saving Rubrics
  • Equity-Based Syllabus

Intrigued?  Come back to this page regularly as we will update the details as they are firmed up.

Additional Resources

If you have already complete the MQT, don't forget that you have access to all of the resources and materials built for Basic Training.  The eCampus team will be available to provide feedback to you, should you choose to go through the optional training modules in this Bonus portion of the MQT.  You also should have Templates in your sandbox to help you get started on creating pages in Canvas that help students easily navigate your course.  Need a Canvas sandbox? Complete a Canvas Support for Faculty ticket.

For more information and/or help contact