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SVSU is committed to high-quality learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery formats. Faculty members are provided with professional development and ongoing support to design and teach online and hybrid courses. SVSU is a subscribing member of the Quality Matters Program, which provides national standards and guidelines for designing high-quality online and hybrid learning experiences.

Professional Development Courses for Online & Hybrid Teaching 

Faculty who will be teaching online or hybrid courses are required to complete one of our two certification courses.

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This certification course, also known as the Designer’s Course, covers the pedagogy of online and hybrid course design and teaching.

Who should take this course?

Full-time and adjunct faculty who will be:

  1. Designing and teaching an online/hybrid course.
  2. Teaching an online/hybrid course that has already been designed and set up in a Canvas shell, including work such as

    o revision/creation of the syllabus.

    o choosing and creating teaching materials and learning activities.

    o facilitating classroom face-to-face or online direct instruction.

 

Schedule

This course is a primarily asynchronous self-paced course with at least 2 consultations with CETL staff to complete course requirements. Work may be completed at your own pace, however, certification will not be issued until all course requirements have been met with 85% proficiency.  The course typically takes 10-15 hours to complete, and much, if not all, of the work, can be used in upcoming courses. 

 Use this form to sign up for the Designer’s Training. You will need to be logged in with your SVSU credentials to access the form. If you do not yet have an SVSU email address, or if you have questions about which course you or the faculty you supervise should register for, please contact us at CETL@svsu.edu.

 

 


This certification course, also known as the Facilitator’s Course, covers best practices in communicating with and providing feedback to students in an online format.

Who should take this course?

Faculty who are:

  1. Overseeing onsite clinical or field placements.
  2. Interacting with students through the LMS.
  3. Providing feedback in person and/or online.
  4. Possibly moderating and evaluating discussions, assignments, and placement performance.

 

Faculty who are not:

  1. Designing the course syllabus.
  2. Responsible for classroom face-to-face or online direct instruction.

 

 Use this form to sign up for the Facilitator’s Training. You will need to be logged in with your SVSU credentials to access the form. If you do not yet have an SVSU email address, or if you have questions about which course you or the faculty you supervise should register for, please contact us at CETL@svsu.edu.