Online Teaching Certification Course (OTCC)

Canvas Version


  • Summer 2024 (May 6 – Jun 16) CLOSED
  • Fall 2024 (Oct 7 – Nov 17) Open
  • Winter 2025 (Jan 6 – Feb 16) Open
  • Summer 2025 (May 5 – June 15) Open


$300 (ETOM members) or $340 (non-members affiliated with an educational institution)


This six (6) week online course is designed to provide participants with the experience of being an online student while introducing them to the pedagogical and technical issues of online teaching. While participants may want to adapt their teaching materials and methods to a completely online delivery, this course is also suitable for those wishing to move only parts of their courses online (e.g. hybrid).

Course instruction is based on the quality principles/standards identified in the ETOM Online Course Development Guidelines/Rubric and focuses on four main areas:

  • Orientation to online teaching and learning;
  • Designing an online course;
  • Constructing an online course and
  • Managing and supporting an online course.

Participants will follow a design process that will help them plan their online instruction for maximum effectiveness. While participants master the basic CanvasĀ® tools, the course will focus on online teaching and can be completed regardless of what LMS your institution uses.

For more details (e.g. textbook, modules, time requirement), see the syllabus.