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Introduction to Online Teaching Certification Seminar

The Online Learning & Academic Programs (OLAP) and Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) are pleased to offer the Graduate Students Introduction to Online Teaching Seminar in Spring 2023. The Seminar is designed to introduce graduate students to online course design and pedagogy. This workshop is part of the Developing Future Faculty series, and participants will earn a certificate at the end of the seminar.

During this seminar, graduate students will learn and apply the principles and best practices associated with designing and developing an online course. It will include topics such as fundamentals of designing and teaching online courses, universal design and accessibility in online education, student engagement in online courses, and online assessment strategies.


Talha Ahmed, Elec Engineering & Computer Science   Kathryn Ann Bradshaw, English  Davis Carter, Supply Chain Management  Tamara Chavez-Lindell, Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences 
Jeremiah John King, Information Sciences  William Alexander Martinez, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies  Aubrey Riggs, English 


Start date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
End date: Friday, March 10, 2023


This is a blended course, which means there is an asynchronous and synchronous (via Zoom) component to this course.


This is a six-week course with four synchronous workshops in zoom (Wednesdays from 2:30–4:00pm). Students are expected to attend at least three of the four face-to-face workshops and complete all deliverables to earn the certificate of completion. Expect to spend 2 to 3 hours of your time on weekly activities.


The synchronous sessions are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Wednesday | February 1, 2023 | 2:30–4:00pm
  • Wednesday | February 8, 2023 | 2:30–4:00pm
  • Wednesday | February 22, 2023 | 2:30–4:00pm
  • Wednesday | March 8, 2023 | 2:30–4:00pm


Please sign up using this workshop portal link. Please note that only the March 2 session will be listed in the workshop portal, but registering for that date means you are agreeing to attending all following dates mentioned above.

Certification Requirements

Attendance of all zoom sessions is required. Participants that complete all coursework and outcomes will earn a Practitioner-level certificate in the CIRTL network.