Online Teaching Certification Seminar


Faculty/instructors are invited to register for the online Online Teaching Certification Seminar that is designed to help deliver quality learning experiences for their students.

Registration is now open!

Workshop Dates:

Session 4: September 14 - October 26
Session 5: October 12 - November 23

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Who can participate?

Online Teaching Certification Seminar is intended for faculty/instructors who have the responsibility to teach online for the University of Missouri System.

Are there prerequisites?

Participants should have access to a Canvas course site, preferably the course they are (or will be) teaching in order to complete the certification requirements.

Is there credit given towards certification?

If you have questions about credit given towards certification from workshops or programs, please contact us at


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What will we be doing during the seminar? 

This 100%  online course is asynchronous with a weekly schedule. The course will be facilitated by instructional designers from the Office of eLearning with opportunities for peer interaction throughout.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficient Canvas navigation.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of university academic policies and resources to support diverse learning needs.
  3. Select appropriate university-supported technologies to enhance online teaching and student needs.
  4. Analyze and integrate effective online instructional strategies.
  5. Design communication and feedback strategies to engage and motivate students in the online environment.
  6. Develop a learning community that fosters interaction.

What’s the schedule and format?

  • Fully online, in Canvas
  • 6 weeks, offered in multiple start dates

Topics will be:

  • Module 0: Getting Started
  • Module 1: Preparing to Teach Online
  • Module 2: Teaching Strategies for a Quality Online Course
  • Module 3: Shaping Your Online Instructor Presence
  • Module 4: Motivating Online Learning Communities
  • Module 5: Crafting Your Online Teaching Experience

Theoretical and Practical Frameworks

  • Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and Standards
  • Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
  • Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)
  • Community of Inquiry model (Garrison, Anderson, and Archer, 2000)
  • High impact practices (NSSE, Kuh, 2008)
  • Universal Design for Learning (CAST, 2011)
  • Among others specifically referenced in the course.
Online Teaching Certification

Faculty/instructors are invited to register for a seminar that is designed to help deliver quality learning experiences for their students. Multiple dates are available!

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Online Course Workshop

This is a 4-week, 100% online workshop for UM System faculty/instructors teaching online in Fall 2020. In this workshop, you will create an online course.

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