BOLT 101/103 is an online Canvas course created to assist with online course certification. This course contains the necessary steps to build and certify a course for online teaching. 

BOLT 102 is packed full of Canvas FAQs and Barton specific tips for online teaching and course shell creation whether you are on ground, online or hybrid. 


We also encourage everyone to participate in the Instructional Excellence Academy. IEA is a great tool for leadership, meeting/group management, increasing knowledge to help Barton students and getting to know other members of the Barton team. Academy attendees can choose to become lifetime members of the Instructional Excellence Academy by attending at least ¾ of their scheduled meetings and completing a final project to share in our Best Practices Archive. Lifetime members will be invited (at their leisure) to future Academy discussions and be involved with future Academy planning and activities.

Academy content and discussions are member driven. We have great and experiences instructors right here at Barton County Community College. Academy #1, #2 and #3 were able to generate more than enough discussion and content on their own to fill our time and more. Each future Academy will be able to view, add to, and update this content to make the Academy, its archive, and best practices a living document and community for Excellence in Instruction at Barton.

Click here to view the first two sets of change/best practices projects.

Instructional Excellence Academy Application/Nomination