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Online Teaching Certificate Information

Faculty and adjuncts are to be fully certified prior to teaching online or hybrid courses for Gallaudet University. To be certified, faculty and adjuncts need to complete three trainings:

  1. Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
  2. OLC New to Online: The Essentials Part I
  3. Bb self-paced eCurriculum

GU required certifications

Earning this certificate shows that a University instructor can

  • build high-quality, rigorous online and hybrid courses
  • generate impactful and measurable teaching and learning in online environments
  • effectively use the University's Learning Management System (Blackboard)

Are you ready to begin? Read carefully the following information to get started:

  • The Center for Continuing and Online Education (CCOE) coordinates the Gallaudet University Online Teaching Certificate and covers the costs for Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) and OLC New to Online: The Essentials Part I. The Bb eCurriculum is provided by Gallaudet Technology Services at no charge to faculty and adjuncts. Adjuncts need permission of the department chair or program director to take these trainings. Written permission can be emailed to
  • But, wait! You will also need to self-enroll in the Bb self-paced eCurriculum. (If you feel confident in your knowledge of Blackboard, you may opt out of this training by submitting a course you have already developed in Blackboard for eLearning for review. Submit a ticket to the IT Service Desk to request this review.) If you are a faculty member, watch this video on how to self-enroll in Bb self-paced eCurriculum. If you are an adjunct, please email requesting access to the Bb self-paced eCurriculum. CCOE will work with the IT Service Desk to ensure you have online access to the training.  Once you've registered for all three trainings, you'll be on your way to earning your Gallaudet University Online Teaching Certificate. 
  • Upon successful completion of each training, your certificate of completion needs to be sent to (If you do not complete or do not pass Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) or the OLC New to Online: The Essentials Part I the first time you were registered and you need to retake either or both trainings, you will be expected to cover the costs of training and you will need to register directly with the organization offering these trainings.) Please email if you have any questions. 


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