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Online Learning: Training for Faculty


Certified Online tRained Educator

Online Faculty Certification Process

The college has made progress in enhancing online course offerings by standardizing the Blackboard Course Menu and implementing the Online Course Review process. In keeping with best practices for online teaching and learning, the college now offers a certification course for online instructors. Faculty will be enrolled by CISC staff, and the course will be available in your Blackboard course list when it opens. Details for getting started in the course will be provided in course Announcements.

  • Pre-requisite: Teaching with Blackboard
  • CORE (Certified Online tRained Educator) curriculum
    • Scheduled start/end dates
    • 15 hours PD credit for completion
    • Facilitated by Michelle Vlaich-Lee
    • 4 modules
      • Online Policies/FERPA
      • Course Layout
      • Accessibility
      • Engagement
  • Background
    • Fulfilling SACS recommendations, SARA standards, and DOE guidelines
    • Developed by IT Coaches representing various schools within the college
    • Pilot Fall 2019
      • Facilitated by Michelle Vlaich-Lee and Cindy Norwood
      • Completed by IT Coaches
        • Vetted content
        • Confirmed timeline for completion of modules
  • Required for faculty teaching fully online first
    • Later to include
      • Hybrid/blended
      • Web enhanced
      • Adjuncts
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