For the past several years, the number of students learning online has been growing faster than predicted by higher education leaders. Along with the increasing demand for online programs, learners have higher expectations for the quality of online education. To help instructors meet the challenges of teaching online, UAB eLearning, in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning, Disability Support Services, and other units across campus will begin offering an exciting new series of workshops. The eLearning series will provide professional development opportunities, primarily focused on online and hybrid course design and teaching, Universal Design for Learning, and Teaching Tools.

The Online Design and Teaching Certificate will be awarded to individuals who earn 100,000 points of which 60,000 points must be earned from at least one Universal Design for Learning (UDL) workshop and at least one Online Design and Teaching (ODT) workshop. Attending the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop also satisfies the ODT component workshop. The remaining 40,000 points may be earned from the Teaching Tools workshops and other approved electives.  



Universal Design for Learning
Online Design and Teaching
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Teaching Tools


  • December

Online Design and Teaching: Course 3 - Developing Instructional Materials for your Online Course

Understanding the components of quality online education is a critical first step toward successfully developing a quality online or hybrid course. In this course, participants learn how to select/create instructional materials that align with course and unit learning objectives, learning activities, and assessments. Participants will also learn about copyright and intellectual property issues that arise in creating and using instructional materials.


Points: 10,000
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Location: CTL 243
Facilitator(s): Samira Laouzai, Jeffrey Graveline, and Meegie Wheat

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