Interested in Teaching Online?
Before an instructor can be added to teach a “web-based” course, he/she must be endorsed by Online Design & eLearning (ODeL).
In order to be endorsed, instructors must obtain approval to teach online from their departmental chair and complete ODeL’s eLearning Training Course (eTC). Successful candidates then receive an Award of Completion and are eligible to teach online at UM. We recommend that prospective online instructors enroll in the course at least one semester before they plan to teach online for the first time.
The Goal of eTC
eTC is built to familiarize online instructors with the pedagogical concepts of effective and engaging online teaching and learning, as well as to give them hands-on experience in designing and developing their online course. Cohorts are offered over a six-week period in a completely online format in Blackboard Learn and cover the following six modules:
- Module 1: Understanding Online Learning
- Module 2: Course Design
- Module 3: Communication & Collaboration
- Module 4: Course Compliance
- Module 5: Course Development
- Module 6: Conclusion & Next Steps
The following eTC cohorts are available for instructors:
Fall I 2016 Cohort: September 5 – October 14, 2016
Fall II 2016 Cohort: October 24 – December 2, 2016
Spring I 2017 Cohort: February 6 – March 17, 2017
Spring II 2017 Cohort: March 27 – May 5, 2017
Summer 2017 Cohort: June 26 – August 4, 2017