FROM: Teaching and Learning Center
RE: Teaching Online Certification Course for Faculty
Sent: 9/21/2017 1:48:40 PM
To: Faculty

Are you teaching online for the first time at Cal U and need to be certified? Do you need a refresher in online teaching strategies? Cal U faculty are invited to participate in a 5-week, fully online Teaching Online Certification Course that is offered once a semester.



The Teaching Online Certification Course (using the Brightspace by D2L LMS) has been developed collaboratively among Bloomsburg, California, Clarion, Lock Haven, and Kutztown universities.


Successful completion of this course certifies you to teach online at Cal U and supports our compliance with Middle States' Accreditation distance learning requirements (Standard 13) and university policy. University policy states that any faculty member who will be teaching an online course for the first time at California University must successfully complete the PASSHE/Cal U five-week comprehensive online course (undergraduate, graduate policy).


Seating for the course may be limited – only CALU faculty may participate and preference is given to those faculty members who are not already certified to teach online.  


Note: The course is fully online and will be delivered on Kutztown's D2L portal this semester. It consists of discussion posts, due dates and course development activities. The first three weeks of the course require timely interaction. The final two weeks are self-paced but must be completed within that two week period.


Registration for the October 10, 2017 offering: 




Registrants will receive orientation information on October 10, 2017 from Kutztown University. If you do not receive your information, please contact Jon Kallis ( in the Teaching and Learning Center.

The Teaching and Learning Center supports faculty using technology in their teaching. If you need help when taking the training course or need help in designing your online course, please contact the TLC at 724-938-4168,