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Based on the new PD admin rule, starting this fiscal year only 3 hours of professional development will be rolled over for the new year. Refer to the updated rule and guidelines here
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IDS: Distance Learning Instruction Series

Hours: 4

This class is offered as a self-paced course in Blackboard. Enrollment is a two step process.

  1. Enrolling through this database by selecting the enrollment button below.
  2. Manual enrollment in Blackboard by IDS.

    IDS will be notified automatically by this database when you enroll. IDS will then enroll you in the Blackboard course and you will be notified when this process is complete.

The enrollment process takes up to two business days to complete.

The Distance Learning Instruction Series is designed to provide faculty with information, examples, and tips on teaching effective and engaging distance learning courses. The series is divided into six modules, each of which focuses on one major component of DL instruction. You must complete all six modules in order to receive credit for the series. Completion of the series fulfills the requirement for faculty training in distance learning instruction.

NOTE: Each module includes activities and questions. You must score at least 85% on the non-essay assessment AND earn 100% on the essay question according to specified criteria to successfully complete each module. You will receive a total of 4 credits upon successful completion of all modules.

Topics include:

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Pedagogy
  • Universal Design
  • Accessibility
  • Technology
  • Course Management

If you do not receive notice of enrollment from IDS or have any other questions or concerns, please contact

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