Mt. SAC & the Online Education Initiative (OEI)
Mt. SAC is one of the pilot colleges participating in the OEI. The Online Education
Initiative (OEI) has several components, which includes faculty resources, student
success resources, and technology resources.
- Subsidization of Canvas
Subsidization of Canvas
- A 60-member OEI panel selected Canvas as the Common Course Management System (CCMS,
interchangeable term with LMS) in which all online course exchange courses will be
- As the CCMS, Canvas is available subsidized for free through 2019 (guaranteed), and
is expected to be subsidized at free or substantially lowered cost into the future.
- OEI Course Rubric
OEI Course Rubric
OEI has developed and released a course rubric that is openly available and defines
the criteria for courses in the exchange.
- Online Course Exchange
Online Course Exchange
OEI is creating an online course exchange in which any CA community college can participate
(Mt. SAC is currently participating as a pilot school in this program).
- Student Success Tools
Student Success Tools
OEI has developed and released online readiness tools that are freely available to
all CA community colleges to help students assess how well prepared they are for taking
Additional Free Tools & Resources
OEI is making additional technology available with no strings attached to adoption
of other aspects of the program. This includes access to the following tech tools:
As of Fall 2016, online tutoring through NetTutor is available for FREE to all currently
enrolled Mt. SAC students.
Learn More about NetTutor
Academic Test proctoring through the popular service Proctorio. Proctoring using Proctorio
is fully integrated in Canvas.
Learn More about Proctorio
Mt. SAC students can register for an academic counseling session, hosted virtually
through the Cranium Cafe platform.
Learn More about Cranium Cafe
Interested in trying these tools in your course(s)?