Online Teaching & Design

You must be an employee of a California Community College to enroll in this course.

Online Teaching and Design


Whether you're building your first online course or revising an existing one, this 12-week series will show you how to create the course you've always dreamed of teaching. You'll explore online learning theory, approaches to online course design, and strategies for supporting student success from within the structure of the four sections of the Online Education Initiative's Course Design Rubric:

  1. Course Design
  2. Interaction
  3. Assessment
  4. Accessibility

The learn-by-doing focus will have you building a powerful sample course in Canvas Sandbox, which you can then use as your own personal course creation blueprint. Fast-paced and innovative, this course is perfect for instructors new to Canvas and/or new to online teaching, while also providing innovative ideas for enhancing existing courses.


Fulfills: This course is part of the Certificate in Online Teaching & Design and fulfills Section A: Course Design, Section B: Interaction, Section C: Assessment, and Section D: Accessibility. Participants who successfully complete this course will earn a certificate badge.
Duration: 12 weeks
Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week, for a total of 120 hours
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate. If this is your first time designing an online course, or your first time using Canvas, we strongly suggest you begin with Introduction to Teaching with Canvas. 


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • develop a comprehensive course plan for a fully online or hybrid course
  • use the core features of the Canvas course management system to design an online or hybrid course
  • develop an introductory orientation module
  • develop a learning unit with clear objectives aligned to the course outcomes
  • design accessible course content
  • integrate Open Educational Resources and other material curated from the internet to support student learning
  • design formative and summative assessments to support and measure student learning
  • use a variety of communication tools, both within and external to Canvas, to support student success

Optional Graduate-Level University Credit

Participants in this course can seek optional graduate-level university credits by dual-enrolling in TEC 1821 at Fresno Pacific University. A separate fee due to FPU will apply.

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Fresno Pacific University (FPU) Course Credit

Graduate-level university credit (optional) is available for @ONE courses for a fee. Please see our Graduate Education Units page for more information.

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