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  • eLearning Faculty Handbook

    eLearning Department

    W.H. Gullette Technology Building, Panola College

    Carthage, Texas 75633

    Revised August 2016

    Panola College is an Equal Opportunity Institution that provides educational and employment opportunities on the basis of merit and

    without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

  • Panola College eLearning Department Page 2

    Contents

    Distance Learning Faculty Handbook ............................................................................................................................... 3

    Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................ 3

    Department of eLearning ................................................................................................................................................... 3

    eLearning Department Personnel ...................................................................................................................................... 3

    Academic Standards of Online Instruction......................................................................................................................... 3

    Distance Learning .............................................................................................................................................................. 3

    Mission of Panola College eLearning Program................................................................................................................. 4

    Definitions .......................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Instructure Canvas ................................................................................................................................................................. 4

    Canvas Learning Management System Administration ...................................................................................................... 4

    Faculty Professional Development and Training ................................................................................................................... 5

    Certification in Instructional Technology (CIT) ................................................................................................................ 5

    Teaching Tools ................................................................................................................................................................... 5

    Getting your Course Online ................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Course Development for Online and ITV ........................................................................................................................... 6

    Interactive Television (ITV) ............................................................................................................................................... 7

    The Virtual College of Texas .............................................................................................................................................. 7

    Evaluations ............................................................................................................................................................................. 8

    Course Evaluations ............................................................................................................................................................ 8

    Retention Strategies ................................................................................................................................................................ 8

    Student Orientation ............................................................................................................................................................ 8

    Interaction .......................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    Intervention ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9

    Policy ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

    Canvas LMS Requirements ................................................................................................................................................ 9

    Last Date of Attendance Policy .......................................................................................................................................... 9

    Electronic Grade Book Submission .................................................................................................................................... 9

    Syllabus and Student Instructions ...................................................................................................................................... 9

    Testing Services ................................................................................................................................................................ 10

    Student Complaints .......................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Incomplete Grades ........................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Ownership/Copyright ....................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Student Support and Services ............................................................................................................................................... 11

    Virtual Library Services ................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Student Services ............................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Disability Support Services .............................................................................................................................................. 11

    College Store .................................................................................................................................................................... 11

    Other sources of information: .............................................................................................................................................. 12

  • Panola College eLearning Department Page 3

    Distance Learning Faculty Handbook

    Welcome to eLearning at Panola College. This handbook is provided to facilitate creation and management of

    online courses and instructional tools and to explain the processes and responsibilities of the Department of

    eLearning. The Handbook includes general departmental procedure and may not address every issue related to

    distance learning.

    Introduction

    Department of eLearning

    Panola College eLearning, located in the Gullette Technology Building, refers to the department that:

    (1) administers the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) and distance education (online,

    hybrid, and Interactive Television); (2) provides professional development and training for faculty and

    staff; (3) maintains the college website; and (4) supervises the distance education testing center in

    Carthage. This handbook addresses issues related to the Canvas LMS and distance education.

    eLearning Department Personnel

    Name Phone Email

    Teresa Brooks, Dean of Distance and Digital Learning 903-693-2060 [email protected]

    Charlene Johnson, Ed Tech Coordinator/Webmaster 903-693-2024 [email protected]

    Joe Pate, Testing Coordinator 903-693-1159 [email protected]

    Julie Bertrand, Administrative Secretary 903-693-2040 [email protected]

    Savannah Cassell, eLearning Facilitator 903-693-1146 [email protected]

    Tina Sandidge, Educational Technology Assistant 903-693-1197 [email protected]

    Cristie Ferguson, eLearning Librarian 903-693-2091 [email protected]

    Academic Standards of Online Instruction

    Panola College provides distance education opportunities for students in support of the vision, mission,

    and values of the College.

    Distance education instruction meets the same standards and academic rigor as its traditional

    counterparts, adheres to the guidelines outlined in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

    distance education policy statement and meets the requirements outlined in the Panola College Distance

    Learning F