Regular Effective Contact (Checklist)

Regular Effective Contact (Checklist)

Our Distance Education office recently received a request for an easy to use “checklist” with examples of Regular Effective Contact (REC) to use in online and hybrid courses as you work toward meeting the requirements of Title 5, the ACCJC, and our own local policy. 

The end result is a Regular Effective Contact Checklist, based on the 6 standards for Interaction from the statewide Online Education Initiative’s Course Design Rubric:

  1. Regular Effective Contact (Instructor-to-Student) 
  2. Pre-Course Contact
  3. Student-Initiated Contact with Instructor
  4. Regular Effective Contact (Student-to-Student)
  5. Participation Levels
  6. Student-Initiated Contact with Other Students

This custom guide will help you create visible, contextual connections with your students across the most commonly used tools in Canvas – Syllabus, Announcements, Discussions, SpeedGrader, Modules, and Home.

Come learn more about Regular Effective Contact at one of the workshops, below! All sessions will be held in the Professional Development Center, Holt 121, and more training will be scheduled on-going.

Email to reserve your seat!

  • Wednesday, Feb 27: 3:00 – 4:00
  • Friday, Mar 1: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Monday, Mar 11: 3:30 – 4:30
  • Thursday, Mar 14: 3:00 – 4:00
  • Tuesday, Mar 19: 2:30 – 3:30
  • Friday, Apr 5: 2:30 – 3:30
  • Monday, Apr 15: 12:30 – 1:30
  • Tuesday, Apr 30: 3:30 – 4:30

Finally, you can always reach out to your Distance Learning Team for further guidance and support in this area –

  • Jenn Azzaro, Professional Development & Distance Ed Coordinator
  • Lynn Hawley, Online Faculty and DE Committee Chair
  • Vivie Sinou, Dean of Regional & Distance Education

We’re here to help!

-Jenn Azzaro