Teaching Online Refresher Course

CETLL is offering a self-paced course focused on best practices for teaching online. We have developed this course as a refresher on online teaching pedagogies through asynchronous discussions and hands-on activities. You will review pedagogical practices and technology resources, join asynchronous discussions, and work with digital tools in the Blackboard environment.

This fully asynchronous course has five sessions:

Session 1Creating a welcoming online learning environment
Session 2Structuring an online course and an effective syllabus
Session 3Developing online content
Session 4Engaging students in an online environment
Session 5 – Online assessment

Each session has an Introduction, a Read and Watch folder, an Assessment, and a Discussion. We also add a checklist at the end of each session to help you track your progress.

You can view the syllabus here.

Participants can expect to spend about 10-15 hours working on the activities, but actual time may vary based on prior experience.

Faculty who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Refresher Completion that can be downloaded from Blackboard.

Please note that compensation is not being offered for this course.

To self-enroll:

  1. Log into Blackboard and look for the “Course Search” field on the opening dashboard.
  2. Type “Teaching Online Refresher Course” in the search field and click “Go”.
    Course Search field
  3. On the following screen, click the action menu (the grey circle) and select “Enroll.”
    Action menu and Enroll button

If you have any questions, please email CTLOnline@qc.cuny.edu.