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ULearn Online Teacher

The "ULearn Certified Online Teacher" distinction recognizes faculty who have completed training on current online teaching methodologies, pedagogies, and tools in order to prepare them to deliver quality online and hybrid courses. Faculty can earn the ULearn Certified Online Teacher distinction in one of two ways:

Prior to enrolling in training, faculty must obtain department head approval. This endorsement confirms that the faculty member will be teaching online or hybrid courses for the university, and must be on file with the Office of Distance Learning before the faculty member can be registered.

Workshop Series

Ideal for faculty who have not had prior training and need to complete training to teach online, the "Workshop Series" option includes two steps.

Step 1: Complete the "Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)" workshop (and all subsequent refreshers). For upcoming workshops, view the Training Calendar.

Step 2: Complete three Online Learning Consortium workshops.

Faculty must turn in copies of certificates of completion for all workshops in order to earn ULearn Certified Online Teacher recognition.

Portfolio

Ideal for faculty who have completed training to teach online at another institution or through another organization, the "Portfolio" option includes two steps.

Step 1: Complete the "Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)" workshop (and all subsequent refreshers).  For upcoming workshops, view the Training Calendar.

Step 2: Submit an electronic portfolio that includes:

  1. A narrative about how you achieve learning outcomes in your course, and how you've mastered particular outcomes related to online teaching
  2. documentation that you completed the trainings (provide certificates of completion, letter from institution or instructor, work products generated through the training, etc.).

Get Certified

Once you have identified the certification option that is right for you, please contact the Office of Distance Learning to register and get started.