Distance Learning Certification Course

Why should you get certified?

  • Training will be required by fall 2016 for all online and hybrid courses and programs.
  • Follow federal and state regulations for content and course delivery for online and hybrid courses.
    • Instruction time
    • In class experience is offered in an online format
  • Provides consistency for students across programs.
  • Preserves the integrity of our online and hybrid programs.

 What is the Distance Learning Certification course?

  • 5 week asynchronous course
    • You will be a “student” in this online course
    • Provides you with the opportunity to view the student perspective in an online environment
  • Teaching pedagogies
  • Blackboard Learn basics
    • Blackboard “check list”
    • Additional Blackboard tools to choose from
  • Blackboard Collaborate
    • Web conferencing software
  • Assessment
  • Time on Task

 Course Outcomes

  • By the end of this course you will have a structured course built in Blackboard for hybrid teaching.
  • You will be able to successfully create online lectures through web conferencing.
  • You will have a working knowledge of the tools you need to teach an online course.
  • You will be able to demonstrate success of student outcomes through the use of Blackboard goals and reports.

Certification Requirements

  1. Completion of the 5 week Distance Learning Certification course
    • Actively participates
    • Completes all assignments and requirements
  2. Develop an online/hybrid course modeling the skills learned in the 5 week course
  3. Review process of your completed online/hybrid course
    • Final course will be evaluated and reviewed
    • Feedback and recommendations will be provided
  4. Recertify every 2 years