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The Need for Innovation

At SLC, we recognize the importance of providing students with innovative learning experiences. Hybrid and online courses are designed to help address the needs of contemporary learners by promoting their capacity to become active digital citizens.

The CCTL is committed to supporting faculty in these efforts by guiding them through the course design process.

Hybrid Learning @ SLC

Hybrid (also known as “Blended Learning”) has a variety of definitions. At SLC, we define hybrid learning as the purposeful integration of onsite and online learning experiences”

A hybrid course therefore requires a clear division of both onsite (face-to-face) and online learning. For example, a traditional three hour course might be redesigned into a hybrid course that include a two hour onsite lesson and one hour of online activities. The instructional goal is to link these two forms of learning so that students can benefit from both environments.

To learn more about the benefits of hybrid learning, please click on the infographic below.



The Design Process

Designing or (re)designing a course for hybrid and online delivery requires the careful selection of content and activities. The CCTL support comes in the form of a four stage process that helps faculty: plan, design, develop, and deploy their course.

P3D Course Design Process

SLC Handouts:

The following documentation outlines the specifics about the process and the supports available for faculty in their exploration of hybrid and online teaching.

Project Plan

Course Outlines

Course Blueprint

Course Structure: Options

Design Standards

Important Design Considerations

Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act (AODA)

Copyright Guidelines

Creative Commons

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Hybrid Learning Initiative (HLI)

Full-time faculty at SLC who are interested in hybrid learning should consider enrolling in the Hybrid Learning Initiative. This cohort- based, SWF'd experience provides faculty with support from the CCTL and connects them to likeminded colleagues who are exploring this new teaching modality.

For more information on hybrid learning, review the Hybrid Learning Initiative FAQs

SLC Faculty Toolbox

The college provides IT support plus instructional guidance on the following learning tools.



Movie Captioner

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook)

Interview Stream (Account setup & training through Jeremy Mastin, Career Services x. 1590)

Microsoft Sway


Respondus Lockdown


Additional Tools

Faculty interested in going beyond the SLC toolbox can choose to explore a number of digital teaching tools. Although we don't endorse or provide technical support for specific tools, we can help faculty members identify best practices in designing learning activities.

Getting started… Not sure how to select the right technology for your digital classroom? Consider viewing this learning module on Integrating Technology.

Popular Tools

Tell a story with
Explain Everything or Storify

Curate content with
Padlet or ScoopIt

Share information with
ThingLink or Piktochart

Collect data with
Poll Everywhere or Socrative

Make videos interactive with EdPuzzle or Zaption


For more detailed information on technology, visit the following websites for quick profiles:

Meaningful Tech Tools from UOIT

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Remember to consider UDL and AODA when choosing tools to ensure all students can benefit from the experience.

Ontario Collaborations

The following links contain valuable information on hybrid and online course design that have been created or curated by Ontario colleges. Feel free to explore each site in more detail as there are many valuable resources hosted on each site.

Teach Online

eCampus Ontario


Additional Links

In addition to the Ontario resources, faculty members are also encouraged to review the following links for ideas on hybrid and online teaching:

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

Community of Inquiry

Copyright Free Images: Pixabay

Teaching Online: Discussion Prompts

Khan Academy: Instructional Videos

Merlot: Educational Resources

MIT Open Courseware

Open Access & Open Ed Resources

Open Educational Resources

Faculty Focus: Online Classrooms


Feedback & Suggestions

If you have any suggestions for additional content, or if you would like to book some one-on-one time, contact our Manager of Multi-media Design.


Andrea Seepersad
613-544-5400 x. 1448