Technology Mediated Instruction (TMI)

Technology Mediated Instruction

The Educational Technology Department provides support to CCSF faculty using mediated technology in teaching and learning. This includes support for faculty teaching online and tech-enhanced face-to-face classes.

Distance Learning

At CCSF distance learning is defined as follows:

  • Online Course -The entire class is delivered online using Canvas. An optional orientation may be offered.
  • Hybrid-online Course - Some of the course content is delivered online using Canvas, and some of the content is delivered face-to-face.

Guidelines for Assigning Online Classes

In order to teach an online course, faculty are required to be well trained in the pedagogy of online learning. Such training is completed with the Educational Technology Department.(can we insert a link here to the training

Faculty who have not been approved by the Educational Technology Department to teach an online class cannot be assigned to teach either a hybrid-online or a fully online class. Assigning "Staff" to an online section does not meet district requirements.

Federal, State, and ACCJC requirements for delivery of quality distance education programs support these requirements.

Questions? Contact the Distance Education Coordinator, Carol Reitan, at


Tech-enhanced Learning

A tech-enhanced class is a face-to face class in which the instructor uses Canvas to store class content  and student resources.  The learning management system (Canvas) is used to enhance the learning experience.  All scheduled meetings take place face-to-face. 

Instructors using Canvas to enhance classes are not required to attend the training that online instructors attend.  Having a tech-enhanced class is a good first step for instructors wanting to teach online.

Instructors wanting to enhance a class with technology can choose from self-paced options or in-person workshops.

The Ed Tech Canvas page has more information about self-paced and online synchronous options for learning to use Canvas.

The TLC Workshop Calendar has information about in-person workshops at CCSF.