The courses, open to all current Penn State faculty, staff, and graduate students, are offered on a self-directed and instructor-led basis. Courses begin on the first Monday of the designated month. If that date falls on a national or university holiday, participants will be notified of the start date.
Course registration closes two weeks before the start date for instructor-led courses. All course work should be completed within the designated course timeline.
OL 2100 is designed to build faculty competency in using many features of Penn State's Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas.
The goal of this course is to equip faculty with knowledge about accessible web practices and course design as they author courses in Canvas, and to provide a broader perspective of who our World Campus…
OL 3100 provides a basic understanding of the adult learner and assists instructors with effective teaching methodologies.
OL 3800 provides you with a solid foundation for best practices in academic advising. Access to the advising toolkit is a valuable resource that can be used now and in the future.
OL 2000 provides you with a solid foundation to practice effective online teaching. Activities focus on discussion management, assessment techniques, developing learning activities, reflective practice, and planning for future development and community building.
This course orients faculty to specific characteristics and needs of international students online.
OL 3000 consists of six scenarios that guide you through processes that support student accessibility to online learning.
OL 2200 focuses on such topics as principles of effective practice for assessing student learning, varying assessment strategies, developing rubrics, using student evaluation data, and issues concerning cheating and plagiarism.
OL 3400 is designed to assist participants in the authoring, design, and development of an online course. This course will cover a wide variety of content that will assist you in the successful authoring of an online course.
This course leads you through several scenarios in order to acculturate you to the conditions of the military student. It includes such issues as the structure of the military, language, what to expect from students in the military, and the support available at Penn State.