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Find your way forward. Whether you’re upskilling to advance your career, improve client/patient outcomes, pursuing a new passion or something in between, our flexible online, in-person and hybrid classes are designed to work with your schedule, here on the UW–Madison campus or wherever you are in the world. Use the search filters to find the class, badge or certificate that works best for you.

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Fundamentals of Online Teaching

Customizable
Gain a basic overview of the knowledge and skills you need to teach in the online environment. Key topics include online course models, characteristics of online learners, understanding your role as an online instructor, how to plan content and learning activities and strategies to manage courses.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 9, 2021–Dec. 20, 2021
    $715
    Group-paced

Online Education Administration

Customizable
Learn how to create a campus culture of acceptance of online learning and become more strategic with distance learning initiatives, including developing effective policies and procedures. You'll also explore strategies for improving the quality of online programs and student support services.
Upcoming Dates
  • Feb. 8, 2022–March 22, 2022
    $439
    Group-paced

DT&L Conference Content

The 2021 Distance Teaching & Learning conference is an opportunity to learn, be inspired and energized by dozens of recorded session content, conversations, linked resources, slides and handouts from Distance Education thought leaders, instructors, instructional designers and administrators from around the world. While the event has already happened, you can still access the event platform and recorded content at your leisure anytime through December 31, 2021 to connect to the best, brightest and newest ideas, strategies and techniques in online education.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $49.00
    Self-paced

Creating Presence in Online Courses

Customizable
Creating a sense of instructor presence is crucial for fostering learner engagement and community in an online learning environment. You'll learn how to develop learning activities that encourage a sense of presence and promote deeper learning and student engagement.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Designing Digital Teaching and Learning

Gain a strong foundation in essential knowledge and skills for online instruction through the development of an online course module. In this course, you will learn about the core competencies of successful instructors, practical guidelines for designing and teaching online courses, and strategies to support active learning. You will engage in hands-on work that uses a template to guide you through planning basic components of your online course.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is recognized internationally for its long history of quality and integrity. The conference has helped distance educators and online trainers develop innovative and effective practices, navigate rapidly changing technology, and improve teaching methods.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Preparing to Teach Online

Preparing to Teach Online an accelerated badge intended to jumpstart online instructors' course preparation process. In this course, participants will: gain practical skills for designing online courses, create a variety of interactive learning activities and, develop a plan for a successful online teaching experience. This course offers both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for engagement, emphasizing collaboration among a community of learners.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.