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Upcoming Courses

Online learning (OL) courses help faculty improve skills for online teaching and service. The courses are open to all current Penn State faculty, staff, and graduate students and are offered in a self-directed or instructor-led format. Self-directed courses can be completed at your own pace. Instructor-led courses are facilitated by Penn State faculty and simulate the online student experience.

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 2200: Assessment of Online Learners

Starts: 05/02/2022 - 05/30/2022
Instructor-led

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 2300: Teamwork in Online Teaching and Learning

Starts: 05/02/2022 - 05/30/2022
Instructor-led

This course is designed to help you work with teams in both face-to-face and online courses. Regardless of what type of course you teach, you should find helpful information in this course regarding the formation,…

OL 3400: Online Course Design

Starts: 05/02/2022 - 05/30/2022
Instructor-led

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.

OL 1200: Student Support and Advocacy in Online Learning

Starts: 06/01/2022 - 06/30/2022
Self-directed

OL 1200 consists of two major components: This course was designed to help faculty and staff determine the most appropriate and efficient ways to help students who may be experiencing different forms of stress. Please…

OL 2100: Introduction to Canvas

Starts: 06/01/2022 - 06/30/2022
Self-directed

OL 2100 is designed to build faculty competency in using many features of Penn State's Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas.

OL 2000: Essentials of Online Teaching

Starts: 06/06/2022 - 07/11/2022
Instructor-led

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.

OL 2400: Integrating the Library into Your Online Course

Starts: 06/06/2022 - 07/04/2022
Instructor-led

OL 2400 is a course developed by a team of librarians and a learning designer which will dig deeply into resources, services, instruction, and the other ways that you can partner and collaborate with the…

OL 2600: Course Authoring Accessibility Basics

Starts: 07/01/2022 - 07/31/2022
Self-directed

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 3200: Serving the Military and Veteran Student

Starts: 07/01/2022 - 07/31/2022
Self-directed

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.

OL 3300: Teaching the International Student

Starts: 07/04/2022 - 08/01/2022
Instructor-led

Online American universities such as Penn State are uniquely situated to offer online degree programs to an international audience. Penn State already has a large international population in residence education, but as online programs go…

OL 1200: Student Support and Advocacy in Online Learning

Starts: 08/01/2022 - 08/31/2022
Self-directed

OL 1200 consists of two major components: This course was designed to help faculty and staff determine the most appropriate and efficient ways to help students who may be experiencing different forms of stress. Please…

OL 2000: Essentials of Online Teaching

Starts: 08/01/2022 - 09/05/2022
Instructor-led

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.

OL 2200: Assessment of Online Learners

Starts: 08/01/2022 - 08/29/2022
Instructor-led

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 2300: Teamwork in Online Teaching and Learning

Starts: 08/01/2022 - 08/29/2022
Instructor-led

This course is designed to help you work with teams in both face-to-face and online courses. Regardless of what type of course you teach, you should find helpful information in this course regarding the formation,…

OL 3825: Excellence in Academic Advising: Under-Resourced Students

Starts: 08/01/2022 - 09/05/2022
Instructor-led

This course takes a deep dive into the different student populations, called “under-resourced” students, and how to provide quality academic advising based on the essential components and unique characteristics of each student population. Topics include…

OL 3800: Excellence in Academic Advising

Starts: 09/01/2022 - 09/30/2022
Self-directed

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 2150: Canvas Hands On

Starts: 09/05/2022 - 10/03/2022
Instructor-led

OL 2150 builds on concepts covered in OL 2100 and focuses on hands-on training for those who are developing courses in Canvas.

OL 2000: Essentials of Online Teaching

Starts: 10/03/2022 - 11/07/2022
Instructor-led

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.