Teaching Online


Expand your classroom into the virtual world

Whether you teach face-to-face, hybrid or fully online courses (or some of each!), we are here to support you with the latest tools and technologies to improve student learning, engagement and success.   

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    Faculty Training

    Online Learning offers a wide range of free training sessions to faculty to help teachers better serve their students. Whether it's a session about how to use Desire2Learn, our Online Instructor Certification course or sessions about the latest ideas in student engagement, we have sessions that are designed to suit most needs. Check out our training calendar  and then please register for training for any of the sessions that meet your needs.

    Overview of Online Instructor Certification Process SP14

    Teaching & Learning with Technology Conference 2014

    Dates: May 20-22, 2014

    Venue: Boulder County Campus

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    Copy material between your course shells:

    If you have materials in a prior semester course shell or a Master course shell, you can copy from shell to shell.

    Copy material from a fellow instructor:

    If you have a peer or supervisor who has agreed to let you copy material, fill out the Course Copy form and have your peer or supervisor e-mail OL@frontrange.edu with their permission to copy the material. Once we have received both the form and the permission e-mail, we will copy that material for you.

    Upload your materials:

    You can follow these simple instructions to upload files or create your own materials for your course.

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    Online Learning Testing Center Coversheet

    Online courses are allowed to offer a maximum of two exams per section per semester in the FRCC testing centers. To submit your exam to the centers, please fill out the Online Learning Coversheet for exams.

    Online Course Confirmation Form

    All instructors of fully-online courses are asked to fill out the Online Course Confirmation Form each semester to verify courses, contact information and other critical items.

    Syllabus Checklist

    Use this Syllabus Checklist to ensure that you have included all the necessary information on your syllabus.

    Online Course Policies

    This Word document of Online Course Policies can be included in your syllabus.


    How can you ensure that your course is ready for the coming semester? Use our Ready2Run Checklist

    Course access for students fulfilling an Incomplete

    By default, D2L courses close two weeks after the last day of class. If you have a student to whom you have extended an Incomplete, please request student incomplete D2L course access. (Remember that you must also fill out the Incomplete Grade Course Requirements form and turn that in to Online Learning.

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    Teaching with Technology Internal Award application

    FRCC faculty and staff have the opportunity to apply for Teaching with Technology Internal Award to support innovative uses of instructional technologies to enrich student learning in online, hybrid. and face-to-face learning environments. Applicants must receive approval from their immediate supervisor and instructional dean prior to submitting an application. Award recipients will be selected based on the potential positive impact of the project on teaching and learning at FRCC.

    Develop a new online course

    Would you like to develop a course that FRCC has never offered in the online format? Fill out the Online Course Proposal form and tell us more!

    Online Master Teacher

    Do you know of an instructor who does an exceptional job of teaching online? Consider nominating him or her for the Online Learning Master Teacher Award.

    Outstanding Online Student

    Is there a student in your online class who does an outstanding job of contributing to a positive learning environment? Please nominate him or her for the Outstanding Online Student award.
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    Instructional Design Centers

    Location Phone IDC Coordinator

    Boulder County -- C1614
    (east of the Student Success Center)

    Brandon Poulliot
    Instructional Design Assistant

    John Heisel
    Faculty Development


    Larimer -- HL117

    (in the Harmony Library)

    George Heinz

    Instructional Design Assistant:


    Bill Tankovich
    Educational Technology


    Westminster -- C1158

    (across the hall from Faculty Support)


    Kae Novak
    Instructional Designer


    IDC drop-in assistance hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or by appointment

    How we can help you
    • Desire2Learn
    • Screencasting and screen captures (stills and videos)
    • How to capture, edit and upload audio or video to YouTube
    • Microsoft Office
    • Scanning
    • Instructional Design for your course - organizing content, diverse media, etc.

    Equipment available for weekly checkout:
    • PC and Mac laptop computers
    • Video cameras (Flip and higher end cameras available)
    • Still cameras (digital)
    • Tripods
    • Audio recording
    • Headsets with microphones

    All IDCs have computers for faculty use.
    The available software includes:
    • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publish, Outlook)
    • Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver (versions vary by campus)
    • Acrobat Professional
    • Camtasia 
    If you have other instructional design needs, please contact your local IDC coordinator. We’re here to help :)

    FRCC Instructional Design Centers - Downloadable pdf