The Online and Hybrid Learning Community of Practice (CoP) launched 3D News at the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester. 3D News is a Canvas course containing resources for instructors who teach online and hybrid courses. Each month CoP members add new articles and resources to this archive, then promote the content in the 3D News newsletter.

3D News highlights resources for helping students navigate Canvas successfully, creating successful video lectures, and conducting effective and engaging online discussion. New content will be added with the launch of the May 3D newsletter later this month. Ongoing 3D News discussion boards enable instructors to engage in interactive dialogues with other faculty members about concerns and best practices in the facilitation of online courses.

3D News fulfills the Skyline College mission of transforming and empowering a global community of learners by demystifying online teaching and supporting the use of the course management system currently in use. We look forward to exchanging resources and ideas to build a transformative environment for the professional development of faculty who teach online and hybrid courses.

It is important to stay on the cutting edge of best teaching practices. 3D News provides the magic you need to recharge your online courses and effectively engage our students in a dynamic and meaningful way.

If you are currently an online and/or hybrid instructor at Skyline College and want to join the CoP, or simply sign up for access to 3D News, please contact Kim Saccio-Kent ( or Christopher Collins (

Article by Christopher Collins, Kim Saccio-Kent, and Bianca Rowden-Quince

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