Process to be approved to teach online:

Toward the goal of ensuring the effectiveness of our distributed education program, Crafton Hills College has adopted a 3-step process for the certification to teach in the online environment. The steps are as follows:

  1. Step 1: Complete the Intent to Teach form. The form is used to document the LMS, instructional design and accessibility training completed by the instructor as well as any prior experience (online courses taught elsewhere). This form should be returned to the department chair.
  2. Step 2: Complete the instructor knowledge assessment and schedule (via email) a LMS hands on assessment meeting with the CHC Distance Education Coordinator
  3. Step 3: Online course syllabus and online course design evaluations conducted by the members of the ETC. You can either use a current course shell or you can request a developmental shell for this purpose. Note: The course you develop must be from your discipline. Criteria and standards for the course syllabus and the course design are posted below.

NOTE: No instructor will be scheduled to teach an online course until:

  • The DE Addendum of the course has been approved.
  • The instructor has been certified to teach online by the ETC and has been notified by the CHC Distance Education Coordinator the date certification was conferred.

If you have any questions regarding the instructor approval process, please send an email to the CHC Distance Education Co-Coordinators Brandi Bailes and Jeff Cervantes ( and

An updated list of approved courses and instructors is available on the Online Teaching Resources web page