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Find us on FacebookTeaching Online 101 Certification Program

The Teaching Online 101 Certification Program prepares faculty to design a fully online course and is offered completely online.

To schedule a session: Please register online.

About the program:

Faculty and staff desiring to teach online courses must first attend and complete Teaching Online 101. This training is offered through the Department of Instructional Design and Delivery (IDD) each month, and two tracks are offered. Track one is to help newly hired online instructors or those who are going to teach an already designed course. These instructors will participate in an online course that provides the basic Blackboard skills with best instructional practices.

The IDD staff will help each participant become acquainted with the FSU online course template by learning how to navigate, create course content, communicate, and grade assignments in the Blackboard Learning Management System. Track two is for FSU faculty and staff who are going to create and teach a course online for the first time.  The Track two courses will require a little more time to complete. In this case the IDD staff will provide the additional service to help develop the course with the instructor using the FSU online template.

Faculty will be immersed in the online environment where they have first hand experience as a 'student' in an online course. This student perspective is invaluable as you design and develop your course for your students.

In this course:

  • You will become familiar with FSU's policies and procedures for online learning.
  • You will experience the online course from the student's perspective.
  • You will assess your new role as an online course instructor.
  • You will develop several pedagogical aspects of your online course.
  • You will recognize and identify essential elements of a course that meet quality assurance standards (using the Quality Matters™ rubric).
  • You will develop strategies to ensure effective interactions in the online environment.
  • Upon successful completion, you will have met the professional development requirements to teach online at FSU (Note: You still need to have your department chair and provosts' approval).

In this program, you will be developing a course you currently teach f2f, a course you want to develop to teach online, or an existing course that has been taught online but you are now taking over as the instructor. You will be provided with a new Blackboard 'course shell' within which you will develop your course. In this way, we can easily assess the activities relevant to our program and review your course.