ARC Online Teaching Institute (OTI) (Online) Spring 2022 Registration

Date/Time: Friday, February 4, 2022 - Friday, April 29, 2022
All Day

Overview of the Online Teaching Institute (OTI)

The ARC Online Teaching Institute (OTI) helps to prepare instructors for teaching online through exploration and hands-on demonstrations of effective practices in online instruction. The OTI is composed of nine sessions. It begins with participants exploring the characteristics of successful online instructors, the foundations for teaching with technology, options for teaching online, the concept of digital competencies and how that may affect how our students learn, and ways to identify and create exemplary online courses. Through the program, participants will delve into the important issues for both instructors and students using online tools including website credibility, plagiarism, copyright, web accessibility, and assessments. Participants will be introduced to different presentation applications, media, and tools for online communication as they create a blueprint for modules that demonstrate exemplary online course design. The OTI is taught within Canvas, affording opportunities for participants to learn and use the different tools and functions for future classes; however, this is not a Canvas training class. Participants should have a working knowledge of how to create and teach a class using Canvas prior to beginning the OTI.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Spring 2022 Schedule

The American River College Spring 2022 OTI is scheduled for Friday, February 4, 2022 through Friday, April 29, 2022..


Start Date


Session 1 Feb 4, 2022 OTI & Course Management System Orientation – Course Design
Session 2 Feb 11, 2022 Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning – Teaching Strategies and Practices
Session 3 Feb 18, 2022 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessibility
Session 4 Mar 4, 2022 Syllabus, Policies, and Learner Support
Session 5 Mar 11, 2022 Course Design: Integrating Web Resources
Session 6 Mar 18, 2022 Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning
Session 7 Apr 1, 2022 Interaction and Community Building
Session 8 Apr 8, 2022 Media for Online Learning
Session 9 Apr 29, 2022 Capstone Project – due date: May 6, 2022

Receive Salary Advancement Credit!

Three units of salary advancement credit, for those currently placed in Class I-III of your salary schedule, are available for participation in the ARC Online Teaching Institute pending approval of your dean. You must submit your request for salary advancement credit to the District PRIOR to attending the Institute. See the Class/Step Placement and Advancement for Faculty webpage for more information.

LRCCD Salary Advancement Credit Application

Additional Notes

  • Priority will be given to ARC employees who have not completed a previous OTI and who are scheduled to teach online at ARC.
  • The ARC Guidelines for Web-based Instruction recommend completion of the ARC Online Teaching Institute or an equivalent program BEFORE an instructor teaches a fully-online course.

For more information, including technical requirements, see the information page for the ARC Online Teaching Institute.


Registration is closed for this event.