Picture of Students on stairs at  High Tech CenterAt Cuesta College our vision is to be "dedicated to accessible, high-quality education for the support and enhancement of student success, professional development, and the community we serve." The resources found here within the Faculty Distance Education Resources are dedicated to helping to fulfill this vision.

The tools and resources can be used to provide high-quality education in an online environment, but can also be used in a traditional face to face class as a way to meet the needs and learning styles of our diverse students.

These resources have been compiled in conjunction with the Distance Education Committee, DE Task Force, Moodle Technical and Faculty Support as well as the Cuesta College Technology Trainer. In addition some resources are links to best practices at other organizations that are highly recognized for delivering effective online education.

In addition to quality examples and resources there are also dedicated training sessions that take place throughout the semester, on campus and online.

Developing Cuesta Colleges Distance Education


Cuesta College has seen tremendous growth in the online program, which has created much need for the campus to become involved in providing resources and guidance for faculty. Over the past year Cuesta College has researched several successful online programs throughout the nation and state. The Distant Education Committee which is comprised of faculty, staff, administrators and students has elected to use the Chico Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI) as a starting place to help faculty evaluate the needs of effective online instruction or blended classrooms with design components for high quality courses. In addition the rubric can guide faculty in making curriculum and technology choices.


Cuesta College is in the process of designing its own rubric and guide for faculty, in the meantime the DE committee encourages current and prospective faculty and staff to refer to this rubric as a guide.

Faculty Resource Links

Faculty Training and Videos