Regular Substantive Interaction (RSI)

Regular Substantive Interaction (RSI)


Course Dates: April 15 - 26, 2024 

Registration closes on April 11 at 5:00pm.

Length: 2 weeks, fully online

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Jenn Azzaro, Facilitator


In this session, we’ll look at the Department of Ed’s new definition of Regular Substantive Interaction (RSI) in online courses. How are “Regular” and “Substantive” defined? What should we be doing to meet this requirement? We’ll cover updates to Title 5, our local SJDC language on RSI, accreditation expectations, and what this looks like in action in our online and hybrid courses.

Satisfactory Completion

Faculty who complete this training program will earn a badge and a certificate of completion. Participants must finish all tasks with a grade of at least 75% to earn a badge and certificate, and a $200.00 stipend. Upon satisfactory completion of this training program, faculty may also claim 10 hours of flex.


The most important thing I learned from this course has been the value of intentional course design. It was really helpful to see these standards being implemented in ways that are not as intimidating as they might seem at first.

I enjoyed the fact that there are a multitude of real world examples of how to implement RSI in an online asynchronous environment. There are best practices that I can implement in my courses right away.

I have learnt a lot of RSI strategies that I plan to implement even in my in-person courses because they are just good pedagogy. I would highly recommend this course to my colleagues regardless of whether they teach in person, online or hybrid courses.

Here’s yet another great training. At other colleges, the training seems like something to do, but these trainings I find are more targeted. It helps me to help my students