Online Teaching Certificate Information

TLDR April 25, 2020 - There are changes coming to this certificate. Only requests for Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) and QM Peer Reviewer Course (PRC) are being processed at this time. Please read Step 1. then go to the form with the dates that you want to take APPQMR. For those who have completed APPQMR and want to register for PRC, please also use the same form. When the summer faculty training institute begins, faculty will be able to register for these workshops within the PST 500 online courseroom. For more information, please email Cindy.Officer@gallaudet.edu. Thank you.

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 training courses:

  1. Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
  2. OLC New to Online: The Essentials Part I
  3. Blackboard Self-Paced Training: eCurriculum course

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 ccoe@gallaudet.edu
  • Step 1: Choose your preferred training dates from the training calendar for Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR). You will need to choose "Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)" in the Filter by Training Type section & click on Filter button. Please note only the date, do not register yourself.
  • Step 3: CCOE will need information to sign you up for 1.) Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) and 2.) the OLC New to Online: The Essentials Part I. Please do not register yourself for either of these training courses. Fill out the form below (or click here to open the form in a separate window) with your dates you chose for both courses... 
  • Step 4: The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop (APPQMR) workshop establishes benchmarking quality for your future online and hybrid courses. For this reason, it is highly recommended that faculty and adjuncts take APPQMR in conjunction with the Blackboard Self Paced Training (SPT) or taking the SPT after completing APPQMR. If you are currently taking or have completed the APPQMR workshop, self-enroll in the Blackboard Self-Paced Training: eCurriculum course. (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 us 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 Blackboard Self-Paced Training: eCurriculum course. If you are an adjunct, please email ccoe@gallaudet.edu 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 training courses, you'll be on your way to earning your Gallaudet University Online Teaching Certificate. 
  • Upon successful completion of each training course, your certificate of completion needs to be sent to ccoe@gallaudet.edu. (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 training courses, you will be expected to cover the costs of training and you will need to register directly with the organization offering these training courses.) Please email ccoe@gallaudet.edu if you have any questions. 

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