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Harpur Program on Online Teaching Pedagogy

Summer 2018 Harpur Online Instructors

Successful completion of the Harpur Program on Online Teaching Pedagogy is REQUIRED before instructors are allowed to teach online/hybrid courses in Harpur College, unless the instructor applies for, and is granted, an exemption. 

Exemption Request Form for the Harpur Online Teaching Pedagogy Program

The Harpur Dean's Office will consider petitions for exemption from the program and will contact the instructor via email with a decision.

Students who have previously completed the Harpur Online Training or the CLT's Teaching Online Certification Program are not required to do so again. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Ignarri

Teaching Online Certification Program or Harpur Program on Online Teaching Pedagogy, which is right for you?

Attendance Policy

The program consists of two components: one face-to face session and one fully online course in myCourses. As per your online teaching contract, you must complete both components in order to successfully complete the program. Your course will be cancelled if you fail to successfully complete the program or gain an exemption prior to the start of the course. Attendance will be taken in the face-to-face session. You can check your attendance and progress on myCourses via the My Grades tool. 

Program Completion 

At the close of the program, the Harpur Dean’s office is sent the names of those who have successfully completed the program. These individuals’ online/hybrid courses will be approved. Any online/hybrid courses lacking instructors who have either successfully completed the training or been granted an exemption by the Dean’s office, will be cancelled. 

Face-to-Face Session: Introduction to myCourses


In this session, we will discuss the basics of the myCourses Learn interface and features. Participants will have the opportunity to test drive several of myCourses's most useful tools.


Learning Studio, LN1324If you have never been to Learning Studio before, please check out the linked map, as it is often difficult to locate.


  • Navigation of the myCourses Learn interface
  • Adding content to myCourses
  • Creating and managing discussion boards
  • Using the Grade Center functions
  • Using other myCourses tools

Session Dates

Participants will choose one of the following dates:

  • Friday, February 9, 2018, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

NOTE: If you were not able to attend the Introduction to myCourses/Blackboard during one of the face-to-face sessions listed above, possibly because you were added late as an instructor, you will need to watch the recorded session linked In the course menu of the Teaching Online course (listed below). Once you have watching the entire video (your viewing is tracked), you will have ”attended” the session and completed that part of the program. 


Registration Form

Course in myCourses - Teaching Online


In this course, we will discuss pedagogical approaches to teaching online and hybrid courses and effective organization, communication, and management of an online/hybrid courses. This course consists of 7 units, each with several lessons. Every unit contains various types of content (text, video, etc.) that you will interact with and one or more assignments to complete.


  • Unit 1: An Introduction to Online Learning and Teaching
  • Unit 2: Organization and Planning
  • Unit 3: Making Your Course Accessible
  • Unit 4: Creating Assessments
  • Unit 5: Including Engaging Course Content and Activities
  • Unit 6: Building Communities Online
  • Unit 7: Creating Inclusive Classrooms Online

Session Dates

For those instructors teaching in the Summer 2018 session, the course will be available from February 9, 2018 to May 7, 2018 and must be completed by May 7, 2018.



You will be automatically registered for this course if you are required to complete the program.

Last Updated: 4/30/18