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eLearning Faculty Academy

The eLearning Faculty Academy is a training initiative developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), with support from the college-wide Distance Education Committee (DEC). The term "eLearning" covers fully online and hybrid/blended courses. 

 The purpose of the Academy is two-fold:

  1. Equip faculty who are new to eLearning with the tools to develop courses and effectively use their teaching talents in an online format.
  2. Introduce new innovations to "veteran" eLearning faculty who are dedicated to significantly revising their courses.

The main goals of the Academy are to provide:

  1. All participants with an overview of eLearning at the College;
  2. Best practices for teaching in an online learning environment; and
  3. Support from CTL staff in best practices for building and teaching online courses.

Time commitment and obligations:

The eLearning Faculty Academy will operate as a fully asynchronous program with content in Brightspace. All assessments must be completed by the due dates indicated in the eLearning academy course.


At the end of the Academy, each participant will have completed the following:

  1. Course alignment map
  2. ADA-compliant course outline
  3. "Welcome"/bio video
  4. Icebreaker discussion board
  5. Course Information module
  6. Two instructional modules

Successful completion of the above requirements will result in conditional certification to teach one online/hybrid/blended course.

How to apply:

To apply for enrollment in the eLearning Faculty Academy, faculty must fill out a course assignment or course development form and a course outline rubric.These forms, along with the DE Guide, are found on the Online Faculty page on MySCCC. Log into MySCCC, click on the Suffolk Online tab on the menu on the left of the page, and then select Online Faculty.

SUNY Online Help Desk

For help using Brightspace, please call the SUNY Online Help Desk at 1-844-673-6786 (option 1) or submit a ticket.

Suffolk Help

For assistance with any of the issues below, please go to Suffolk Help and submit a ticket in the appropriate section.

  • Reporting problems with Brightspace
  • Authorizing department chair observations
  • Removing bumped instructors
  • Merging cross-listed courses
  • Enrolling users