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Faculty Responsibilities

Quality Standards for Online Courses

Each division at Foothill College developed a list of standards for online courses offered in their division. These standards are intended to assist faculty in teaching online.

Get Trained and Certified to use Canvas and/or Etudes (Online Course Platform)


Quarterly Actions

Prepare for the new quarter

Set Up Free Student Services
Make free student services available for fully online courses, if desired.
  • Proctorio - Set up remote test proctoring services. Contact Judy Baker ( for instructions.
  • NetTutor - Set up online tutoring services. Follow instructions on Adding NetTutor to a Canvas Course.
Browse the Faculty Resources Pages
Template for Student Welcome Message (Word Document)

During the quarter

After three weeks

At the end of the quarter

Etudes Course Sites
  • Submit grades through MyPortal. Etudes does not automatically submit grades.
  • Unpublish your site if you do not wish students to access the course after it is over.
Canvas Course Sites

Update Course Info website

Add information about your course to the Online Learning Course Info website. Make sure to update your Course Summary EACH quarter to be sure that the information is accurate. Students look for information about how to access the course and required textbooks in your course which they find by pressing the blue button located in the navigation area of this website.
Course Info Button screenshot
The 'Course Info' button accesses the information for all online courses.

Updating Course Summary

Last Updated December 19, 2016
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