UC Clermont

Online Teaching Preparation Pathway

The following requirements apply to all faculty who are teaching online/hybrid or interested in teaching online/hybrid. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Department Chair, and Director of Online Learning. Evidence of training will be required. Please see the Request Exemptions information below.

Requirement 1: Canvas Basics Training

  • Complete the training concurrently or prior to semester teaching online/hybrid

Requirement 2: APPQMR 6th Edition Workshop

  • Complete the workshop concurrently or prior to semester teaching online/hybrid
  • If you have not completed any previous APPQMR, the APPQMR 6th Edition completion is required by August 23, 2021
  • If you previously completed the APPQMR 5th Edition but not the Rubric Update Role Reinstatement, the Rubric Update Role Reinstatement is required by August 23, 2021
  • If you have completed the Rubric Update Role Reinstatement, nothing further is required

Requirement 3: Preparing to Teach Online Course

  • Complete the course concurrently or prior to semester teaching online/hybrid
  • If you have not completed the DLD course, you must complete this course by August 22, 2022
  • Exception 1: New hire faculty with extensive online/hybrid teaching experience should meet with the Director of Online Learning to determine if this course is required.
  • Exception 2: If you have completed the former DLD training course, this course is not required

Requirement 4: Two Required Workshops

  • Complete the following two workshops by August 22, 2022
  • Accessibility Workshop
  • Assessment and Learning Activities/Learner Engagement Workshop

Request Exemptions

The process for faculty development exemption consists of a QM self-review based on the QM 6th rubric by the Senior Instructional Designer. The process includes:

  1. Request an exemption to the Department Chair, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of Online Learning (#7 – Online/Hybrid Course Delivery Pathway Options)
  2. The Senior Instructional Designer will then reach out to request that the requestor identify an online course taught in the current term for review regarding Quality Matters (QM) standards.
  3. The Senior Instructional Designer will then create a Sandbox and the identified course will be copied into the sandbox. This will prevent any protected student information. The QM review will focus on course design only and not content.  
  4. A QM self-review will be completed based on the QM eight standards. A report will be provided to the Department Chair, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of Online Learning.
  5. The Review Team (Department Chair, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of Online Learning) will determine if the evidence from the QM 6th ed. rubric and the training the faculty member/requestor has completed, are sufficient to be exempt from any or all faculty development workshops and notify the faculty member/requestor in writing regarding the determination.