​​​​​​​Distance Education Committee​​​ 

​​Harbor College Mission:

Los Angeles Harbor College promotes access and student success through associate and transfer degrees, certificates, economic and workforce development, and basic skills instruction. Our educational programs and support services meet the needs of diverse communities as measured by campus institutional learning outcomes.​


Committee Mission:

Distance Education Committee is to support students and faculty served by the college's online, hybrid and web-enhanced classes.  In addition, the committee is responsible for negotiating contracts with the college's (LMS) provider and recommending policy for online Distance Education as a sub-committee of the Academic Senate's Curriculum Committee.

Functions: ​

Maximize instructor competence and confidence in the College LMS

Support innovation in online instruction

Maximize online student success

Meeting Times:

2nd Tuesday of each month starting at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location is Northeast Academic Hall, Distance Education Room 165


Mr. Michael Reid, Distance Ed. Committee Chair
 Position -Vacant Faculty Media Specialist​  - 

Phone: (310) 233-4068

Dr. Bobbi Villalobos,Vice President Academic Affiairs
Dr. Robert Richards,​​​​ Sociology​​
John Corbally, Communications -Curriculum Appointee 
Tamar Khajadourian, Librarian
Norkor Omaboe, Kinesiology
Cynthia Caloia, Communications​

Rhea Estoya, Institutional Effectiveness​
Tigran Alikanyan, Math

Faculty/Student Canvas Support:
(844) 602-6287 
For Students: You will be expected to provide your Student ID, Login name and student email.
For Faculty: You will be expected to provide your faculty SIS ID. Login name for mycollege.laccd.edu.

Faculty Requirements for Teaching Online:


*******Refer to Academic Senate's resolution for requirements to obtain a Canvas site.********

Copies of these requirements need to be submitted to your division chair and forwarded to Distance Education, before obtaining a Canvas site for any purpose.


(If the above link does not work, copy and paste in your browser) ​

Faculty Requesting a Canvas Course Site:

Online and hybrid courses are created 4 weeks before the start of each semester. Faculty requesting Canvas for web-enhanced courses, must request through their Division Chair. 

The request is to include:

-SIS ID of the requesting instructor, 

-course name, 


-and ticket number attached to the course requested. 

Your Division Chair will forward your email to D.E. Coordinator​

Faculty Canvas and Pedagogy Training:

Faculty interested in the below training sessions, please refer any questions to either facilitator.

Introduction to Online Teaching with Canvas course:  (4-week course, 40 hours)

      • H. Canvas. INTRO 11 course starts - March 26, 2019  to  April 19, 2019
      • Course Orientation: Tuesday, March 26th 1:30-2:30, NEA 165.
      • H.Canvas. INTRO.12  course starts -May 21, 2019 to June14, 2019
      • Course Orientation: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Future training will be offered by the Faculty Training Center.
Pedagogy Course  (4-week course, 40 hours)
    • April 23, 2019 – May 17, 2019
    • ​June 25, 2019 - July 19, 2019
    • This course requires basic CANVAS knowledge. Completion of an Introduction to Online Teaching with Canvas course is recommended before taking this pedagogy course. 

Training Facilitators: 

Michael Reid, reidmr@faculty.laccd.edu - or X4068​

Canvas Instructor Guide:


Distance Educational Manual

Regular and Effective Contact Guidelines for Distance Education Courses

DE Regular and Effective Contact Guidelines.pdf


Los Angeles Harbor College 2014 - 2017 Distance Education Plan