College of Marin's professional learning program provides employees with resources, training, and opportunities that support their professional development needs; to create a positive and supportive working environment that recognizes and celebrates their achievement, and to improve institutional effectiveness with the ultimate goal of supporting student success. The Professional Learning Committee is the participatory governance group that oversees professional learning.

Online Teaching and Learning Resources

The Distance Education and Professional Learning committees are excited to share the following summer online learning opportunities sponsored by the CVC-OEI.  Registration and enrollment fees will be paid by COM. Flex credit hours are also available.

Courses Provided by the Online Network of Educators

The @One Online Network of Educators ofers training and profession learning short and longer courses which can lead to an Online Teaching & Design certificate.

COM offers some funding for these courses. If interested, please contact Cari Torres-Benavides, ctorresbenavides@marin.edu prior to registering.

You can find a full listing for these events and many others in the ProLearning workshop calendar.

Introductory Courses

Introduction to Asynchronous Online Teaching & Learning
Introduction to Live (synchronous) Online Teaching & Learning

Online Teaching & Design Pathway Courses

Online Teaching & Design 12 Week Course

These options can be taken as stand-alone courses or work toward your 4x4 certificate pathway.

Creating Accessible Course Content
Humanizing Online Teaching & Learning
10-10-10: Communication That Matters
Assessment in Digital Learning

Online Teaching Principles

Equity & Culturally Responsive Teaching
Humanizing Online Teaching & Learning


Additional Resources

ProLearning - Log into ProLearning and click on the Search for Learning button on the welcome page to access thousands of online videos and self-paced courses from skillsoft, LinkedIn Learning, the Chancellor's Office, and more. You can search for topics and filter options based on duration, type, subject, and provider. Once you complete these activities, they'll automatically be added to your ProLearning transcript. 

COM's Guide to Teaching Remotely - This should be your first stop for information about online teaching at COM. This webpage includes essential information about getting ready to teach, Zoom, Canvas, and more. 

Purdue Repository for Online Teaching and Learning  - This is a comprehensive repository of resources. Description from their website: 

PoRTAL can help you improve your knowledge and skills as you seek to develop your online courses. Topics include: instructor strategies, course enhancement, pedagogy, active learning, sample tools, and policies to help make your job easier as an online instructor and your courses more engaging for your students. As you browse through PoRTAL you will discover that each document is complete with an overview of the topic, an outline of evidence-based best practices (as applicable), and tips and tricks for implementing the ideas. 

CUNY's Graduate Center Online teaching portal  - This site "offers broad guidance for a range of pedagogical approaches." 

Teaching, a Chronicle of Higher Education weekly newsletter about what works in the classroom. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education's latest articles about teaching and learning

How to Give Your Students Better Feedback With Technology," an advice guide from The Chronicle of Higher Education 



Your personalized professional learning site.

When you go to the site, you will be able to:

  • View a calendar of upcoming professional learning events
  • Register for Flex sessions and activities
  • Access thousands of online training offerings from Lynda.com, Skillsoft, and others
  • View a transcript of your professional learning activities
  • Connect with colleagues

To access ProLearning: Simply log in to MyCOM and then choose ProLearning from your list of applications on the left side of your screen. 

To get started:

  • Explore your Connect and Learning tabs.
  • Check out the Getting Started Guide.
  • Access online Help under Options (cog icon) in the top right-hand corner

For workshop presenters:

  • Check out the Workshop Instructor Guide to learn how to view and print rosters, email registered users, mark attendance and more.