Earn the Online Teaching Fundamentals badge by successfully completing one course in each of the following competencies:
Instructional Technology for Student Engagement
Course: Introduction to Canvas Basics
In this course, participants will learn the foundational skills needed to effectively utilize Canvas for online teaching. Topics covered include navigating Canvas, creating course content, managing assignments, and using Gradebook and Speedgrader, and managing course settings, rosters, and groups.
Inclusive Teaching in Online Environments
This course focuses on strategies for creating accessible course content to ensure an inclusive online learning environment. Participants will learn about best practices for designing content that is usable by all students, including those with disabilities. The course covers techniques for creating accessible documents, videos, and images, as well as how to use the Ally accessibility checker to evaluate your course accessibility and set goals for improvement.
Designing & Delivering Learner-Centered Online Courses
Course: Course Design Foundations
In this course, participants will explore the principles of learner-centered design for online courses. The course will delve into the unique needs of online learners and key principles of online learning, including the concept of Backward Design and strategies for managing cognitive load. Participants will also learn how to align course content with meaningful learning objectives and develop a course map to guide design and instruction.