In this section you will find resources from teaching tools or software to online course design and pedagogy! You will find tips and answers to frequently asked questions in our Canvas Certification Training Course. You will need to log into Canvas. We add resources in the Module named "Your Toolkit".

Quality Course Design

Developing an online course with a quailty rubric can be valuable for a new course or improving an existing one.

The De Anza Online Education Center recommends using the comprehensive Online Education Initiative Course Standard Rubric

Along with our workshops & trainings, additional Professional Development is offered through @ONE! One recommendation is the comphrensive Online Teaching & Learning Course!

Understanding by Design

Have you heard of "backward design"? You will learn through this Understanding by Design teaching guide will explain the benefits of incorporating backward design and the three stages that backward design encompasses. Bonus: A backward design template is provided with links to blank template pages.

Vanderbilt Bowen, R. S.  (2017). Understanding by Design. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved [01/11/24] from

Equity & Engagement 

Building Community

Media Recording Resources

Learn how to setup your home online teaching space, record and edit audio and video at home or on campus or find resources for captioning!

Audio & Video Recording Resources

Outlook Reservation Calendar

  • Check room availability and make a reservation using Outlook Calendar
  • Send an email reservation request to:
  • Contact the Online Education Center office: 408.864.8969

 Accessing Outlook Calendar

  1. Log into your fhda email and click Calendar
  2. Find the day/time you'd like to book the room in your calendar and double-click.
  3. Adjust the length of time (we recommend 2-3 hours per recording session)
  4. Click on the Scheduling Assistant tab.
  5. Under Select Rooms, click "Add a Room"
  6. Type MLC, then press Return/Enter on your keyboard. MLC-224 Self-Recording Studio will appear for you to select.
  7. Verify that the room is available in the lower right corner of the window. If not, adjust your date/times.
  8. Send the appointment request. Someone from the Online Education Center will confirm your appointment within 24 business hours.

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