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Online Teaching Elements and Training

The Office of e-Learning will be offering our Online Teaching Elements training to instructors interested in learning more about current online course teaching practices and design with a focus on best practices for instruction in an online environment. This training is a revised version of the four–week ESQOI / Teaching Online training course. The course will begin October 9 at 8 a.m.

Topics include learning theories, instructional design models, essential components of an online course, online instructional methods, communication, assessment, accessibility and more. Participants will be required to complete several activities and one final project. A certificate of successful completion will be awarded to participants who score 80% or higher on all training activities and the final project.

• Note: This training is considered time intensive with firm deadlines for submitted activities. Participants will be expected to engage in the training with regular activities each week, so please plan your schedule accordingly. Participants can expect to spend 12 hours or more in the training (with an average of 3 hours each week).

• Prerequisite: 80% or better on the Training Evaluation in the Blackboard Learn Instructor Orientation (self-enrollment link for the orientation is located in Blackboard’s Faculty Resources). You must take complete this orientation prior to October 8th, 2019 to be considered eligible to participate in the Online Teaching Elements training.

To enroll in the OTE training, please visit the Faculty Resources in Blackboard, then click on the ‘Workshop Sign-Up’ course menu item.


Click this link to access the registration form directly:

If you have any questions about this or other e-Learning training opportunities, please contact:

Amber Sherick


Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 10:06 am