Engagement Strategies for Live Online Teaching and Learning

You must be an employee of a California Community College to enroll in this course.

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Engaging live sessions in online classes don’t just happen. They’re intentionally designed! By the completion of this 2-week course, you will demonstrate your ability to schedule, conduct, archive, and share a live session. You will also develop inclusive community norms and a lesson plan for a live session that uses effective instructional skills to support the diverse needs of community college students. You will achieve these goals by asynchronously engaging with content and completing assignments in Canvas, as well as attending synchronous sessions in Zoom that scaffold your learning.

Attendance at four 60-minute live sessions is required in addition to course assignments. The dates of these sessions are listed on the registration page.

Prerequisite This is NOT an introduction to Zoom or Canvas. To participate in this course, you will need a ConferZoom* account prior to the start date. A ConferZoom account is an upgraded Zoom account that is provided by TechConnect for California Community College faculty and staff. If you do not already have a ConferZoom account, sign up now using your institutional email address. TechConnect will notify you by email when your account has been processed.


Fulfills: This is an introductory course designed for faculty who are new to synchronous online teaching. Though it does not fulfill a requirement for any @ONE certificates, it's an important starting point, and may be required by your campus.

More about this course:

Duration: 2 weeks
Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week (20 hours total)

Level of Difficulty: Beginning
Required skills: Participants are expected to possess basic computer skills including the ability to:
    • download and install computer applications,
    • use a web browser to navigate multiple webpages,
    • copy and paste links,
    • and upload digital files.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to design live online instructional sessions that support community college students through active learning.
  • Use recordings of live instructional sessions in compliance with student privacy, accessibility, and interaction requirements and legal recommendations.
  • Develop course materials that foster inclusion for all students.

Optional Graduate-Level University Credit

Participants in this course can seek optional graduate-level university credits by dual-enrolling at Fresno Pacific University. A separate fee due to FPU will apply.

Registration Tutorials

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Dropping a Course

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NOTE: If you drop prior to the first day of class, Contact Us to request a refund.

Fresno Pacific University (FPU) Course Credit

Graduate-level university credit (optional) is available for @ONE courses for a fee. Please see our Graduate Education Units page for more information.

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