Online Instructor Certification

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Online Instructor Certification

COLEIT now offers an Online Instructor Certification through the Online Instructor Self-Paced Course. This course will provide you with basic skills in preparation to teach courses in the online environment at Texas Southern University.

The objectives of this course are to:

Understand the online learning course delivery process

Familiarize instructors with Blackboard Learning Management System to teach online courses at Texas Southern University

Familiarize instructors with available resources, tools, assessment building, and tech support

Familiarize instructors with specific online Policies and Procedures.

The course is designed to provide the convenience of becoming proficient in online learning in a delivery most comfortable with your learning preference, which will include:

Self-paced online text packet (follow steps in the packet and practice in assigned course)

Participation in a self-paced online course in Blackboard (follow steps in the online course)

Participation in face-to-face group workshop sessions (three 2-hour meeting sessions)

Participation in one-on-one personal training (three 1 ½ hour sessions)

Participation in virtual meetings through Blackboard Collaborate (three 1 ½ hour meeting sessions).

In conjunction with the self-paced course, you will practice in your assigned practice course, using your usual login credentials to complete “hands-on” activities and add instructor materials. You will have an opportunity to save your assigned practice course as a personal file upon completion of this course.

There are four (4) modules to complete in this course:

Module 1 - Best Online Faculty Teaching Practices

Module 2 – Technology - Using Blackboard Learn, six (6) sections

Module 3 - Policies and Procedures

Module 4 – Course Self-Assessment.

You will receive the Online Instructor Certification once Module 4 has been successfully completed.
To sign-up and receive more information, please contact Dr. June Claiborne at or 713-313-4853.