Faculty Certificate Courses and Exemplar Course Design Rubric

Learning & Applied Innovation Center (LAIC) offers opportunities for faculty to learn more about teaching and learning in a variety of self-paced, non-credit, certificate courses.

LAIC, Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL), and Blackboard Instructional Design Services teamed up to develop four Faculty Certificate courses including an Exemplar Course Design Rubric. These courses have been vetted externally, as well as internally, and are ready for enrollment.

These teaching and learning courses have been designed for asynchronous, self-paced learning. If you are interested in taking the courses as a cohort, that option is also available which provides a valuable learning experience, connecting and interacting with colleagues. Courses will be facilitated by LAIC instructional design staff and faculty volunteers (as available) providing help with questions and feedback, as needed.

Courses available include:

Courses can be taken in any order depending on your interests. Detailed information about each course is listed below.

Foundational Course (1 course)

Evaluating Quality Course Design (4-6 weeks – cohort or self-paced available) Enroll Here!

This project-based course is designed to engage you with the fundamentals of quality course design. As an institution, we need to ensure quality and consistency in course design and the learning experiences we craft for our students. This course aims to:

 Exemplar Course Design Rubric – Download PDF

To assure the quality of our courses and course designs, we use an Exemplar Course Design Rubric. This rubric is grounded in research and scholarship and articulates the indicators and standards of quality in order to guide the development of new courses or review existing courses to recommend where improvements are most impactful.

Short Courses (3 courses)

HyFlex Design and Facilitation (6-8 hours –cohort or self-paced available) Enroll Here!

This faculty certification course is for faculty who want to understand how teaching in a HyFlex mode works. That is, how to get started, how to create a course that works well in HyFlex mode, and how to manage and facilitate learning and teaching using this modality. This practical course aims to:

Online Design and Facilitation (6-8 hours - cohort or self-paced available) Enroll Here!

This faculty certification course is for faculty who want to understand how teaching online works. That is, how to get started, how to create a course that works well online and how to manage and facilitate learning and teaching online. This practical course aims to:

Universal Design for Learning and Digital Accessibility (6-8 hours - cohort or self-paced available) Enroll Here!

This faculty certification course is for faculty who want to learn more about integrating the principles of Universal Design Learning (UDL) into courses to ensure they teach ALL students. This practical course aims to:  


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