Workshop: Virtual College Certification    

Course ID - CTD0330   

Short Title: VC Certification 

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:     Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty
Length of Workshop:      8 hours
Prerequisite   Basic Computer Skills: Use a graphical interface (Windows or Mac) and navigate various programs using the menu system and task and tool bars.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

The Virtual College Certification is an 8-hour online workshop required for faculty teaching Virtual College courses.  It is designed to provide and overview to the Virtual College's procedures and guidelines for teaching and managing courses effectively and to preparing a course for online delivery.
Participants may earn up to 8 hours towards their professional development requirements by successfully completing the Certification workshop. It is highly recommended that faculty enroll only if they have been assigned a Virtual College course to teach in the next term.
Faculty are expected to have mastered appropriate online teaching skills and know how to use the current learning management system (LMS) in order to teach Virtual College courses. College Training and Development offers a series of workshops to help faculty acquire these skills.  The following courses are highly recommended for faculty who wish to prepare to effectively teach Virtual College courses: Overview of Online Teaching (12 hours), WebCT Skills Introduction (6 hours), and WebCT Students Management (3 hours).


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create and Archive a library of announcements
  • Populate calendar with first month assignments using public settings, links, and details
  • Create tests that have settings that follow VC and Testing Center Guidelines
  • Set up gradebook to match assignments and grading schema
  • Add a calculated field and an alphanumeric fields to communicate the final grade
  • Submit curse retention plan using VC template
  • Self-check course before VC course sweep


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



Virtual College
Online N/A N/A Wendy Echavarria

Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0330
Course Title: VC Certification
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.