College of the Siskiyous

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Resources for Distance Learning Faculty

Discipline Expertise and Commitment to Student Success

Distance Learning faculty at College of the Siskiyous represent a diverse group of dedicated professionals who are committed to quality, community, and innovation.


As an educational institution, COS is committed to the quality of our students' learning, regardless of location or means of delivery. Given the critical role of instruction in the learning process, COS has documented the faculty skills and requirements uniquely applicable to the online teaching environment. These requirements are intended to support high-quality student learning and to clarify expectations for faculty interested in joining our online faculty community.

  • Canvas LMS Certification
  • Online Pedagogy, including training in accessibility

If you are new to our faculty, or are interested in distance learning modalities, review the Distance Learning Handbook for a complete overview of Distance Learning guidelines for our campus.

Instructors should provide evidence of Canvas certification and evidence of an online pedagogy course or online teaching certificate from another entity (such as @One) or institution to canvas.admin@siskyous.edu for review and approval.

Contact Canvas Admin (canvas.admin@siskiyous.edu) if...

  • You have a DEV shell request or other Canvas technical support question.
  • You are developing a new online course and would like assistance with the structure and organization of the course.
  • You would like assistance posting material online for your face-to-face class.
  • You have taught online in the past, but would like to try using a tool or function you have never used before.
  • You have taught online, but feel your course design or the presentation of your material could be improved.

Have your students contact the Student Help Desk at (530) 938-5523 or send an email to Student Help Desk, if...

  • They are having trouble logging into their online or LMS-enhanced course
  • They are not seeing their classes within Canvas
  • They are having trouble getting their password reset

For Canvas technical assistance 24/7, instructors should contact the Canvas Support Hotline: 1 (844) 592-2201

If you are a current instructor who wants to get certified in Canvas, you can join our Introduction to Teaching with Canvas self-paced certification course to become certified.

Other Professional Development Opportunities:

CVC-OEI Events Calendar
@One (Online Network of Educators)
ACUE Webinars

Contact Canvas Admin/Distance Learning

For Canvas-related questions contact Canvas Admin:
Email: canvas.admin@siskiyous.edu

For general Distance Learning questions:
Email: distlearn@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5520