COURSE DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE
The design of your course has a major impact on student success. Based on the exemplary criteria from the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative’s Course Design Rubric, the Online Course Design Fundamentals Certificate 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:
- Content Presentation
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 Online Course Design Certificate awarded after completion of the Design Capstone Course.
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.
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 Course Design Fundamentals 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 Course Design Fundamentals Certificate.
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 Course Design Fundamentals.