Brightspace Professional Development: Teaching Online Certificate Course

  • IUP is partnering with Clarion, Edinboro, Bloomsburg, and California universities to offer the Teaching Online Certificate Course.

    Brightspace Faculty Professional Development Opportunity

    Participation in this course is strictly voluntary.

    To put your name on the waiting list, please use our TOCC Fall and Winter Session Waiting List form.

    Activities are graded as “meets expectations.” Faculty who meet all expectations of the course and complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

    The course, which is Quality Matters certified, provides the necessary foundation in:

    • Creating an effective online course
    • Designing and developing an online course (including design, learning outcomes, instructional strategies)
    • Building community and fostering communication/collaboration
    • Assessment tools in Brightspace and alternative assessment methods (including feedback and rubrics)
    • Managing and assessing the online course

    This five-week online course provides instructors with a student’s perspective, guidance on designing an online course, and instructions for using the various Brightspace tools. The course is NOT a self-paced course.

    Participants will:

    • Read course materials
    • Participate in weekly discussion boards
    • Collaborate in a group project
    • Develop content relevant to their online course
    • Time commitment will be approximately 10 hours/week depending on familiarity with Brightspace