Online Teaching Certification Enrollment Request

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Introduction to the Certification Process

The Online Teaching Certification was designed to ensure that faculty have the necessary technical skills, online teaching tools and guidance that they need to successfully deliver an online course. We recognize that faculty entering the certification process bring both a variety of skill sets and, in some cases, a wealth of experience related to online teaching. As such, our certification process allows for customized training pathways to accommodate faculty who may already meet some or all of the learning outcomes required to achieve the Online Teaching Certification. Throughout the certification process you will engage with online leadership, faculty eLearning coordinators, and FSW support teams.

NOTE: Earning the Online Teaching Certificate of Completion is required prior to teaching online for FSW. Please recognize that completing the certification does not guarantee an online teaching assignment.

Certification Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate mastery using the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Demonstrate basic technical skills (e.g. scan documents, screenshot images, install browser extensions, record video and audio)
  • Locate and apply pertinent FSW online learning policies and procedures
  • Discuss varying approaches to online teaching and student engagement
  • Review the course design and extent of customization of an FSW online course
  • Discuss additional professional development opportunities related to online teaching and course development


Certification Process Overview

The Online Teaching Certification is offered to a limited number of faculty each month. New cohorts start on the first Monday of each month. The time commitment varies depending on familiarity with Canvas, but the whole process is approximated to take 10-15 hours. It can be much less for those that are advanced Canvas users or possibly more if Canvas is new to you. The expectation is that the certification process will be completed within 30 days or less. After 30 days you will have to request re-enrollment and be added to a future cohort.

Start by submitting your enrollment request

You will receive a response to this enrollment request within 2-3 business days. Upon approval you will receive an email providing you the Online Teaching Certification form and the information you need to get started.

Please note:

  • Enrollment may be contingent on approval by your academic dean
  • Enrollment requests are processed on a first come, first serve basis


PART 1: Complete Online Teaching Survey & Canvas Mastery

Please carefully read the information and Online Teaching Certification form that was emailed to you in response to this request. If approved, you will find a link to a survey where you can share your current knowledge and/or relevant online teaching experience. After reviewing your self-assessment survey an email will be sent indicating the next steps for your training. You will either be provided documentation to move to Part 2 or assigned to a self-paced Canvas training module (Growing with Canvas).

PART 2: Discussion with eLearning Coordinator

After completing part 1 you will be invited to participate in a one-on-one or small-group discussion session with the eLearning coordinator who serves your academic area. The discussion will focus on FSW online learning resources and support, additional training opportunities, expectations for online course delivery, and share any special considerations for your academic area.

PART 3: Completing the process

The last step in the process requires your academic dean to sign off on the completed form. This will serve as notification that you have completed the Online Teaching Certification and are available to be assigned an online course. Elearning will retain the final signed forms for records management and add the online teaching certification to the faculty member’s record in the faculty Credentialing Manager. 

All faculty that have completed the Online Teaching Certification will be added to the Online Certification List at

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