Community of Practice Website

Our Community of Practice website was created to help bring together our faculty in an online environment. This website provides video tutorials, articles, blogs, and research to help on your journey with teaching a course in an online environment.

Online Certification-eCertification Workshop

The 8 week eCertification workshop is structured so that the faculty member is building an online course (or revising an existing one) as they move through the different units. Though the courses will be built in Canvas, this is not a training on how to use Canvas. This workshop is focused on best practices in course design and facilitation.

  • Each unit includes a milestone to complete before moving forward.
  • There is one written reflection and a practical application milestone per badge.
  • The assessments/milestones are activities that are part of the course building processes (i.e., creating unit objectives, constructing a course blueprint, creating active learning content, creating a teacher presence plan, etc.).
  • The time commitment will be anywhere from 2-4 hours per week depending on the level of previous experience with online learning.
  • Completion of each milestone earns a badge.
  • Collecting all badges earns eLearning Designer/Facilitator certification.
  • Successful completion of all the badges earns a $500 stipend.

The workshop can be done fully online or hybrid and is self-paced though we do encourage people to try to set a time frame of 8 weeks. You will be supported by the Center for eLearning instructional design team as you move through the workshop.

Please email Julie Golden, Assistant Director of eLearning goldenj@fau.edu for more information. We look forward to sharing in your eCertification journey!

eCertification Request Form

Online Learning Consortium Workshops Workshop Site

OLC workshops enable colleagues worldwide to collaborate cost effectively with peers and experts via synchronous and asynchronous methods for effective and engaging learning.  We are committed to modeling best practices for online learning in all of our workshops. Toward that end, our workshops will utilize numerous proven teaching strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own program development.

The Center for eLearning is pleased to make these workshops available to FAU faculty.