We are the Program for Online Teaching, a group of volunteer faculty helping other faculty teach better online.

Our focus is on pedagogy as the guiding force for using technologies for teaching.

Many of us are from MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California. MiraCostans may access the Teaching/Technology Innovations Center for technical help, resources, news and more.

The POT Network

  • POT Diigo group
    (see tutorial on how to save bookmarks)
  • POT Facebook group
  • POT Vimeo Channel (workshops)
  • POT YouTube Channel
  • Twittter (please use hashtag #potcomm)

Backing up your class in Moodle 1.9

Moodle: Backing up Your Class from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Adding a forum in Moodle 1.9

Creating a Forum in Moodle 1.9 from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Spring 2013 Flex Week Workshops

POT Spring Flex Week 2013 – Thursday, Jan 10

11:15 Screencasting for Educators (1.5 hours – OC 4804) Robert Kelley and Shafin Ali

Don’t just tell your online students – show them! You can record and share with your students whatever you wish to display on your computer screen, while you are talking […]

Embedding YouTube video in Moodle

MiraCosta’s Moodle 1.9 has a filter enabled (and Moodle 2 had it already) that allows you to use the URL of a YouTube video to embed it by linking. See this tutorial:

It used to be that we could use the Old Embed Code and toggle html for this, but the old code was eliminated […]

Class Tours

At MiraCosta

Jim’s English 202 class Jill’s MAT class Lisa’s History class John Turbeville’s Geology class Janeen’s Math class Pilar’s Spanish class Eric’s Argumentation class


Class showcases by faculty at Yavapai College, AZ

From POT Certificate Grads:

Vanessa Hollanda Gutierrez’s Spanish Online Ross Kendall’s Business Ethics Jean Proppe’s Rock History Trisha Hanada-Roger’s Dance 105 […]