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e-Learning and Instructional Support

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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Office: (248) 370-4566
Help: (248) 805-1625

Walk-In Help:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

e-LIS Help Desk:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - noon

Submit an online help ticket 24 hours per day

e-Learning and Instructional Support

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Office: (248) 370-4566
Help: (248) 805-1625

Walk-In Help:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

e-LIS Help Desk:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - noon

Submit an online help ticket 24 hours per day

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Quality Online Teaching Certification Courses

e-LIS offers two Quality Online Teaching Certification Courses (QOTCC), Part 1 and Part 2. These courses focus on how to teach effectively in the online environment. Both are 4 weeks long, fully online and are facilitated by the e-Learning and Instructional Support staff.

Upcoming Cohorts
Cohorts for both courses are typically offered in October, March, and July.

You can view upcoming cohort dates and the number of seats available by logging into the QOTCC Application and using the drop-down menu on the bottom of the application.

Please direct any questions to elis@oakland.edu.

QOTCC Part 1

Topics covered in Part 1 include:

  • Course Design
  • Pedagogy
  • Best Practices
  • Quality Assurance
  • Accessibility
  • Review Methods

Rules, Requirements, and Awards

  • Faculty may be full or part-time.
  • Faculty must be scheduled to teach a fully online course (schedule code= N or ON) within 12 months of the completion of the course.
  • Enrollment will be limited to first 20 applicants who pass the self-paced Moodle competency course in the Quality Online Certification Course Prerequisite eSpace.
  • Participating faculty will receive $1,000 for completing the certification course with a score of 80% or higher.
  • Faculty can only receive the $1,000 award once.
  • The time requirement is about 10 hours per week.

How to enroll

  1. Go to the Quality Online Teaching Certification Course Prerequisite eSpace.
  2. Login using your NetID username and password.
  3. Click the ENROLL ME button.
  4. Complete the Moodle Competency Course (takes about 30 minutes - 2 hours).
  5. When you successfully complete the course, a link and enrollment key will appear at the bottom of that course that allows you enroll into the Quality Online Teaching Certification Course. Click the link and complete the application.

Note that if you complete the competency evaluation and find that there are no spots left in the certification course for you to enroll into - don't despair! You won't have the take the competency evaluation over again. Your scores will be preserved, and you will be able to enroll into the certification course as soon as new sections open up.

QOTCC Part 2

Part 2 is designed as a continuation of Part 1 where you will further explore online learning best practices.

Topics Covered in Part 2 include:

  • Teacher Presence
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Online Group Projects
  • Interactive Online Content
  • Advanced Quizzing

Rules, Requirements, and Awards

  • Faculty may be full or part-time.
  • Faculty must have successfully completed QOTCC Part 1.
  • Enrollment will be limited to first 20 participants. 
  • A Moodle Badge will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
  • The time requirement is about 4-5 hours per week.

How to enroll

  1. Go to the Quality Online Teaching Certification Course Grads eSpace.
  2. Login using your NetID username and password.
  3. Obtain the enrollment key for Part 2.
  4. Go to the QOTCC Application.
  5. Register for QOTCC Part 2, use the enrollment key and choose the session you want to attend from the drop-down menu.