Completing the C2 Form

Completing the Web-Based C2 Form

Please Note:  This is being updated throughout the summer 2014 by Kathy Damm. 

The "C2 Form" is required for all instructors to teach any course online.  Each new course ID for each faulty member needs to have a corresponding approved C2 form.  This process doesn't need to be daunting and tips for how to complete this form are provided below. 

If you have any additional questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact the Faculty Center Coordinator at (949) 582-4500.

 

C2 Form Web-Based Application: https://www.saddleback.edu/curriculum-committee-form-c2

 

C2 Form Section Guidelines
Course Information

The first portion of the C2 form is more self explanatory and you may find links within each of the textboxes to help you find information you need.  It is important to remember that you cannot "guess" or make up information for the course titles and identifications.  These need to come directly from the Course Outline.

To obtain the Course Outline

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  • Type in the course identifiers you know to find your course.  Typically, faculty will use the Prefix and Number.  For example, Psyc 1 or Bio 15

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  • Make sure to look for the Course Outline that is marked "Active"

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  • Below is a "Key" for what the linked buttons will send you to

Course Impact Course Impact Report

 Course Outline Course Outline Report
 Course Changes Course Changes Report

 

Time Information

What hours and percentage of time is spent in each of the following areas?

This section can be variable and you are encouraged to talk to your Department chair.  However, below are the most common ways in which online courses present. 

We will use the following table (which isn't as confusing as it looks)

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  • Fully online course

A fully online course is expected to have "3" Weekly Faculty Contact Hours (WFCH).  Therefore, using the table we can determine that there are 49.8 hours (TFCH) to enter into the online form.  This will make up 100% of the hours.

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  • Typical hybrid course

A typical Hybrid course may be expected to have 1 unit devoted to Face to Face lecture and 2 units devoted to online.  Using the table, we can see that 1 unit is associated with 16.6 hours and 2 units is associated with 33.2 hours.  This works out to have the following percentage.

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Content Delivery

Please see this SUPERB list of Content Delivery Techniques

Koepke, K. (2013). Ways to present content in an online course. Retrieved 6/12/2014 from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning web site: http://www.uwlax.edu/catl/instructionaldesign/content_online.pdf

PDF linked here (downloaded 6/11/2014)

Three Samples

"Course content will be delivered through Blackboard.  Course material will be in the form of online video clips, internet research, podcasts, and supplemental lecture material written by the instructor.  Students will also be required to read the textbook and additional research articles provided online"

 

"Course content will be delivered using videos created by the instructor and outside sources, written content, and voicethread. Students will be required to read book material and other posted research articles"

 

"Students will be required to listen to audio files and conntect them to reading material pulled from outside sources and created by instructor.  Students will read publisher provided content that links to outside source videos and interactive online systems"

 

 

Regular and Substantive Contact Hours

Title 5 Requirements:  Any portion of a course conducted through distance education includes regular effective contact between instructor and students, through group or individual meetings, orientation and review sessions, supplemental seminar or study sessions, field trips, library workshops, telephone contact, correspondence, voice mail, e-mail, or other activities. Regular effective contact is an academic and professional matter pursuant to sections 53200 et seq.

Guidelines for Saddleback College Faculty

Online education courses are considered the “virtual equivalent” of traditional on-site courses.  Therefore, the frequency of the contact must be at least the same as would be established in a traditional classroom.  In accordance with the Administrative Regulation 6112 (SOCCCD), instructors shall incorporate the following practices of regular and substantive contact into their online courses: regular announcements, established expectations, faculty initiated interactions with students, student to student interactions,  timely feedback on student work, content material delivery via online lectures, videos, publisher-provided materials, and websites, notification to students of faculty unavailability and offline time, face-to-face forms of activities, workshops, and study sessions, and office hours.

Please see this link for continually updated examples and information

http://www.saddleback.edu/goe/regular-and-substantive-contact-hours

 

Three Samples

"Instructor will send weekly announcements and emails to all students.  Instructor will  participate actively in discussion board conversations and will provide feedback to asignments within 1 week of deadlines.  Instructor will offer online office hours via Collaborate and phone"

"I will establish regular contact with students by emailing them twice a week with goals of the week and a recap of what was done.  Students will receive personalized feedback for all writing assignments using Turnitin comment features.  Also, students will receive discussion board grades and exam grades 3 to 4 days after they are due.  Regular announcements will be made to students to highlight wordly events that reflect course material.  Office hours will be made available in person and online via skype"

"Students will receive prompt feedback about all assignment grades.  Students will receive weekly reports about course standing and areas of concern.  Students will be required to meet "online" via skype or another online tool at some point during the course to discuss concerns and questions.  A discussion board will be dedicated to FAQs that will be answered everyday to allow students to initiate contact in more than one way"

 

Assignments

Please see this list of Assessment Techniques

From the The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

site: http://brown.edu/about/administration/sheridan-center/teaching-learning/assessing-student-learning/designing-assessments

 

Three Samples (to be posted here)

"Students will use Turnitin for peer review as well as threaded discussion for interactive dialogue with their peers. Students will interact with the instructor and other classmates via threaded discussions as well as in peer review online. Some lectures and content will be presented as videos or screen casts. The instructor will use electronic grading tools as well as audio commentary to respond to student assignments, especially essays."

"Students will submit weekly Chapter reviews via Turnitin and will be required to take a quiz at the end of each week on material presented.  Students will also be required to produce one podcast about a preassigned topic.  Lastly, students will take a cummulative exam."

"The course assignments will include three written responses to case studies, 4 non-cummulative exams, and weekly discussion board posts.  Int he discussion boards, students will have to work their peers to create a solution to a proposed problem and decide as a group about the best strategy, given the theories discussed in the course content."

 

Syllabus

Please see this link for best practices in making a Syllabus for an Online Course

https://www.saddleback.edu/goe/course-syllabus