Harpur Program on Online Teaching Pedagogy

Harpur Instructors

Winter 2019/2020 instructors required to complete the training during the fall 2019 semester will be contacted directly.

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 Kaitlin Maynard.

Attendance Policy

The program consists of two fully online courses in myCourses. As per your online teaching contract, you must complete both components in order to successfully complete the program. Your course will be canceled if you fail to successfully complete the program or gain an exemption prior to the start of the course.  

Course 1: myCourses Learning Management System (LMS) Training


In this course, you will learn the basics of the myCourses Learn interface and features. 

Session Dates, Location, and Registration

This is an open, self-enrollment organization located on myCourses. You can add yourself at any time. Click here to enroll


  • Unit 1: Basics of myCourses
  • Unit 2: Customizing your course
  • Unit 3: Creating Course Content
  • Unit 4: Assignments and Assessment Options

Course Completion

You must score at least a 90% on the final exam to receive your certificate of completion. You are able to take this exam as many times as you need to in order to do so. 

Course 2: 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, Location, and Registration

This is a self-enrollment organization located on myCourses. Click here to enroll.

Course Completion

Each unit of the course consists of a unit quiz. You must score at least an 80% on each of the unit quizzes to receive your certificate of completion. You are able to take each quiz as many times as you need to in order to do so. 

Program Completion & Due Date

The completion of both courses is due by December 5, 2019 for those instructors teaching in the Winter 2019/2020 term.

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 canceled.