Technology Mediated Instruction

The Educational Technology Department provides academic, technical, and administrative support to CCSF faculty using mediated technology in teaching and learning. This includes support for faculty teaching telecourses as well as online classes and techenhanced face-to-face classess using Insight (powered by Moodle) and Canvas, CCSF's Learning Management Systems.

Distance Learning

CCSF offers distance learning via online and telecourses.

Definitions of Distance Learning at CCSF

Online Course - an online course is one where the entire content is delivered via one of CCSF's learning management systems, Insight or Canvas. No mandatory meetings are required. An optional orientation may be offered.

Hybrid-online Course - a hybrid online course is one where some of the course content is delivered using one of CCSF's learning management systems, Insight or Canvas, and some of the content is delivered via face-to-face meetings.

Guidelines for Assigning Online Classes
In order for a faculty member to be assigned an online class, it is a District requirement that the faculty member be well trained in the pedagogy of online learning. Such training is completed with the Educational Technology Department.

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 with this district requirements.

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

Questions? Contact the Distance Education Coordinator, Diana Markham, at


Tech-enhanced Learning

A tech-enhanced class is a face-to-face class that uses Insight to supplement course materials and student resources. All scheduled class meetings are face-to-face.

Insight and Canvas are both available for use by all credit faculty. Faculty who wish to use Insight or Canvas to supplement their face-to-face class should visit:

Instructors wanting to tech-enhance their face-to-face class should train in Canvas  and can choose from three self paced options. The online option is self-paced and can be started any time during the academic year.  For more information visit the Canvas Training, Resources and Support page, or