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 using this form. 

Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
August 16-18, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 pm 6:00 - 8:00 pm 6:00 - 8:00 pm no class
August 24-26, 2021 - Learning College Week 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.

Inspirations Workshops

The eCampus is busy planning our Fall Inspirations Workshops.  We'll post those as soon as we've got the details hammered out.  In the meantime, take a look at what we've offered in Summer/Fall 2020 and Spring 2021! We hope you were inspired!  If there is something you would like us to cover, please send us an email.

Past Inspirations Topics - Spring 2021

  • February 10/11 - Using PopeTech for Accessibility
  • February 24/25 - Benefits of Group Work in Canvas
  • March 10/11 - Humanizing with SparkVideo
  • March 31 - The Power of Student Reflection
  • April 14/15 - Assessing in the Age of Google
  • April 28/29 - Wisdom Wall
  • May 12/13 - New VoiceThread

Past Inspirations Topics - Summer and Fall 2020

  • Engaging Discussions
  • Designing Rubrics
  • Building a Welcoming Home Page
  • Quizzes and Gradebook
  • Polls and Chat in Zoom
  • Practice with Breakout Rooms
  • Embedding Videos 
  • Creating Canvas Modules
  • Speedgrader
  • Canvas Accessibility Tools
  • Canvas Copy Course
  • Using Your Phone to Create Welcome Video
  • Building an Orientation Unit
  • The Welcome Video
  • Make a VoiceThread
  • VoiceThread Basics
  • Accessible PDFs
  • Creating a Liquid Syllabus
  • Zoom Host Practice
  • Gradescope
  • Rethinking Assessment
  • Humanizing your Course
  • Creating Groups

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