Certificate in Online Teaching & Design

The design of your course has a major impact on student success. Based on the exemplary criteria from the CVC-OEI’s Course Design Rubric, the Certificate in Online Teaching & Design will help you push your course to the next level, whether you’re experienced or new to online teaching.

Participants complete coursework facilitated by experts from across the state covering the four areas of the CVC-OEI Rubric:

  1. Content Presentation
  2. Interaction
  3. Assessment
  4. Accessibility

Participants can choose to complete our 12-week flagship course, Online Education Standards and Practices (OESP) or customize a program by choosing from a range of 4-week courses. Digital Badges are awarded for completing each course or workshop, with a culminating Certificate in Online Teaching & Design awarded after completion of the Design Capstone Course.

Learning Pathways

Course registration is open to the general public.

Participants can choose between two pathways through the courses:

Pathway 1:  Take the 12-week OESP (Online Education Standards & Practices) course. This is the best option if you want a streamlined experience.

Pathway 2: Take the four-week courses listed below. This is the best option if you want to spread out your coursework and complete it in shorter chunks.

Rubric Section12-week 4-week
A: Content Presentation OESP Introduction to Course Design
B: Interaction OESP 10-10-10: Communication That Matters
C: Assessment OESP Assessment in Digital Learning
D: Accessibility OESPCreating Accessible Course Content

The Course Design Capstone Course

To enroll in the capstone course, you must be an employee of a California Community College.

In addition to coursework, participants seeking a Certificate in Online Teaching & Design will complete a capstone project. This will involve developing an orientation module and one content module in your Canvas sandbox that is aligned with the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric. You will present your sandbox in a live, online session with your mentor and create a 2-3 minute video showcasing one exemplary course design element.

  • Once you complete one of the learning pathways listed above, you are eligible to register for the Capstone.
  • After you register, you will be paired with a mentor who will support you through the completion of your Capstone project. We expect capstone candidates to complete the project within 60 days of registering.
  • Once you complete your capstone project, you will be awarded a digital badge for the @ONE Certificate in Online Teaching & Design.
To request registration in the Online Teaching & Design Capstone, please Contact Us.

NOTE: Faculty who have completed CVC-OEI Course Design Academy are not required to participate in the capstone course in order to receive their Certificate in Online Teaching & Design.