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.  

Pre Registration Required

Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
March 16-18, 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.   

Additional Resources

If you have already completed 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.

eCampus Inspirations - Invite, ignite, inspire.

Inspirations Workshops will return in February.  They are scheduled on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 and Thursday from 1:30-2:30 every other week.  We're finalizing the schedule right now but you can look forward to seeing some old favorites such as VoiceThread, Canvas Pages, Canvas Studio, Rubrics and Using Groups in Canvas.  There will also be some new topics to explore such as:

Schedule of Inspiration Workshops
Day / Date Time Subject Meeting Link
Wednesday 2/10 12:30 - 1:30 pm PopeTech with Mary Meeting Link
Thursday 2/11 1:30 - 2:30 pm PopeTech with Mary Meeting Link
Wednesday 2/24 12:30 - 1:30 pm Group Work with Jackie Meeting Link
Thursday 2/25 1:30 - 2:30 pm Group Work with Jackie Meeting Link
Wednesday 3/10 12:30 - 1:30 pm Create Videos with Adobe Spark with Robin Meeting Link
Thursday 3/11 1:30 - 2:30 pm Create Videos with Adobe Spark with Mary Meeting Link
Wednesday 3/31 12:30 - 1:30 pm TBA Meeting Link
Thursday 4/1 1:30 - 2:30 pm TBA Meeting Link
Wednesday 4/14 12:30 - 1:30 pm Wisdom Wall Meeting Link
Thursday 4/15 1:30 - 2:30 pm Wisdom Wall Meeting Link
Wednesday 4/28 12:30 - 1:30 pm


Meeting Link
Thursday 4/29 1:30 - 2:30 pm Accessibility Meeting Link

*Topics are subject to change!  Let us know if you'd like us to cover something special.

For more information and/or to suggest topics for new Inspiration Workshops, contact

Check out what's coming for Spring Break!

bright pink banner with ecampus team, Miami Nice eCampus Spring Break Camp, March 23-25, 2021

Time to pack the sunscreen and head to the beach.  eCampus is gearing up for Spring Break Camp March 23 – 25, 2021 on the virtual beach in Miami, Florida.  Each morning we will gather synchronously for morning (brain) stretches on the beach, followed by 1-2 hours of asynchronous beach activities, and gather together synchronously around the bonfire at the end of each day (4pm). Lifeguards will be available throughout the day should you need a little more support during your beach and lagoon activities. We have two beach holidays to choose from: Alligators and Assessment and Universal Designer Umbrellas.  

Alligators and Assessment 

Let’s take the bite out of assessment.  We’ll spend time considering the role of assessment in the age of Google.  Bring your goggles along for this deep dive! Day 2, we’ll slip on our zoris and explore the Power of a Zero and some alternatives.  We’ll close out our time at the beach designing kites that celebrate student learning far above the alligators in the lagoon.  Join us and by the end of camp, you’ll have a bag of assessment souvenirs to use the next week or next semester.   Morning Roll Call 9am - 9:45am, Bonfire 4pm - 5pm 

Universal Designer Umbrellas 

We’ve got you covered when it comes to using course design to effectively meet all your students where they are and giving them options for digging into content that interests them.  Discover ways to make course material more relevant, meaningful, and engaging to every student. Campers will play in the sand (Canvas sandbox) and invite students under their designer umbrellas, while reducing barriers to learning.  Explore engagement through a variety of Spring Break activities (shopping, surfing, relaxing, fishing) and daily self-reflection while watching the sunset. Morning Roll Call 10am - 10:45am, Bonfire 4pm- 5pm 

Roll call and bonfires are via Zoom through the Canvas course shell.  Participate as you are able in both the synchronous and asynchronous activities.  Registration is required and open for the 3-day camp retreats.