UAB eLearning, in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning, Disability Support Services, and other units across campus offers an exciting and informative series of workshops. The eLearning series provides professional development opportunities, primarily focused on online and hybrid/blended course design and teaching, Universal Design for Learning, and Teaching Tools (Academic Technologies).

The Online Design and Teaching (ODT) 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.

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Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning

Online Design and Teaching

Online Design and Teaching

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

Teaching Tools

Teaching Tools

  • Online Design and Teaching

    ODT workshops focus on course design, including developing assessments, activities, and instructional materials. Participants are encouraged to have course objectives already developed before attending these workshops as activities will involve developing materials for an upcoming or existing course.

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  • Quality Matters

    Quality Matters (QM)™ is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and hybrid/blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received international recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.

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  • Teaching Tools

    Teaching Tools workshops cover new and existing academic technologies approved by UAB. These technologies are available to UAB faculty, students, and staff for academic use. These workshops are offered on campus and online throughout the year.

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  • Universal Design for Learning

    UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that focuses on providing equal learning opportunities for all individuals. Workshops explore UDL concepts and how to apply them.

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