Fall 2019 Cohort Application Closed
Applications for the Fall 2019 cohort of the TOCP closed on Monday, September 23, 2019.
If you are interested in the Teaching Online Certification Program and believe that you will be able to meet all of the program completion requirements below, we invite you to apply, we ancourage you to apply to the Spring 2020 cohort. Applications will be made available in early January 2020.
Participants in this program explore current research and practices regarding online learning, as well as related instructional design concepts and technologies. The program is facilitated by the Instructional Designers in the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT).
The program is delivered in a hybrid format; most of the material is in an online, self-paced format, while other content is in a face-to-face format.
The face-to-face time commitment is 2 hours for one end-of-course seminar and at least 2 hours for face-to-face consultations with your assigned instructional designer. The rest of the program is delivered in an online format through myCourses. Keep in mind that, even though the online material is self-paced, there are due dates to complete the program (listed below).
Requirements & Features
|myCourses LMS Training via ITS||
Complete the myCourses LMS Training facilitated through ITS in myCourses. Participants must complete or test out of the myCourses LMS training available as an organization in the myCourses platform.
When you have passed the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate. Download this certificate, and submit in the appropriate location in the TOCP course.
Complete the TOCP course in myCourses. This course models one way to design an online course. There are 7 units, each requires approximately 2 hours to complete. Each unit has a number of readings, multimedia content, and a discussion.
NOTE: If a participant has not begun the TOCP course by Monday, Noevmber 4, they will be dropped from the program.
|Attend Individual Consultations||
Consult with an Instructional Designer throughout the online course design process. These consultations are meant to check the progress of the course building and to answer questions.
|Build a Complete Online Course||
Build a complete online course (where applicable - syllabus, all assignments, all assessments, all readings, all discussions, all lecture videos, etc.), regardless of whether or not the course will actually be taught.
This course remains the the intellectual property of the individual instructor unless the instructor signs a work-for-hire agreement with their department. Participating in the TOCP does not constitute work-for-hire.
|Undergo an Online Course Content Review||Undergo a Course Content Review. Upon registering for the program, participants will be asked to provide the name and email address of a course content reviewer; please be sure to check with the reviewer before their name is provided. This reviewer is typically the department chair or a faculty member from the participant's department.|
|Complete an Online Course Design Review||Complete a Design Review. This step must be completed a minimum of two weeks prior to the start date of the
course. There are a few steps in this review:
|Meet the Minimum Acceptable Standards||Fulfill all essential criteria as designated in the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric. Should the course not meet these criteria upon initial review, the course will need to be updated/modified.|
|Face-to-Face Session - Attend Community of Practice in Online Learning||
Attend the Community of Practice session from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019. Participants in this session will discuss how to manage an online course once it is live, share ideas for online activities and assessments, and discuss experiences on the course development process with each other.
This session will take place in the CLT Learning Studio, LN1324.
Please note: There will be no make-up session. You will not be able to attend remotely. The session will not be recorded. You must be able to attend the live session to participate in the program.
Faculty members will receive $1000 and Graduate Students will receive $500 upon successful completion of the program.
- Winter 2019/2020 - December 2, 2019
- Spring 2020 - January 7, 2020
- Any other semester or not scheduled to teach the course - January 7, 2020