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  1. Eteaching Endorsement program
  2. Elearning Training Sessions

Eteaching Endorsement Program Overview

The WMU Eteaching endorsement program is designed to provide WMU instructors with the knowledge, skills, and ability to effectively design, develop, and manage teaching and learning experiences facilitated through the use of a variety of Elearning technologies and methodologies.  This five-week, hands-on program will introduce and be based on contemporary Elearning best practices, instructional design techniques, methods for ensuring quality, multi-modal/sensory learning object development, and accessibility considerations and compliance.  Participants will develop, at a minimum, a web enhanced course that can be utilized in support of face-to-face instruction.


The Eteaching Endorsement Program is delivered in a hybrid format with instructional sessions conducted both online and face-to-face.  Participants are expected to actively participate in lessons, discussions, and prepare course materials with the assistance of the Online Education team.  Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and any course materials that have been prepared for face-to-face delivery.

Who Should Attend

The Eteaching Endorsement Program is available to all WMU instructors interested in exploring or pursuing the use of Elearning and instructional technologies that support or facilitate Elearning.  Department Chairs, program coordinators, Deans, and other academic support personnel are also welcome.

Due to the intensive and hands-on nature of this program, session capacity is currently limited to 15 participants.  Additional sessions will be scheduled when demand requires it.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.  Participants are not compensated for participating in or completing the program. 

Session Topic Schedule

Session 1 – Introduction to Elearning (1.5 hours)

  • Elearning at WMU – Policies, Procedures, and Resources
  • Elearning Standards
  • The Instructional Design Process
  • Best Practices
  • Course Management System Overview and Course Demonstration
  • Course Tools and System Capabilities
  • Activity: Accessing the Course Management System and User Sandboxes

Session 2 – Course and Instructional Design (1.5 hours)

  • Storyboarding Overview
  • Developing Objectives and Measurable Outcomes
  • Identifying and Applying Instructional Strategies
  • Identifying Learning Objects, Exercises, and Activities
  • Virtual Learning Communities: Collaboration, Communication, and Interactivity
  • Activity: Creating Measurable Outcomes

Session 3 – Course Development (1.5 hours)

  • Navigation Structures
  • Learning Object Development
  • Accessibility, Multi-Modal/Sensory Learners
  • Content Presentation
  • Activity: Establishing a Navigation/Organization Structure
  • Activity: Experiencing Assistive Technology
  • Activity: Installing Learning Objects

Session 4 – Evaluation, Assessment Tools and Techniques Part I (1.5 hours)

  • Learning Outcome Assessment Strategies
  • Assessment Tools – Quizzes, Self-Assessment, Exams, Rubrics, Inline Activities
  • Activity: Developing an Assessment Plan
  • Activity: Tracking Outcome Achievement
  • Activity: Creating Three Assessment Items

Session 5 – Advanced Development & Quality Assurance (1.5 hours)

  • Group Instruction to Personalized Learning Paths
  • Quality Assurance – Pedagogical, Technical,  Accessibility, Copyright
  • Activity: Reviewing Your Course- Checklist Application
  • Discussion Participation Strategies
  • Student-Instructor Expectations
  • Grading
  • Tracking and Monitoring Activities
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Subscriptions
  • Special Access
  • Term-to-term maintenance

Upcoming sessions

Eteaching Endorsement Program
3414 Ellsworth
The Eteaching Endorsement Program can be scheduled around your individual or departmental schedules.

Please contact Sam Felarca to discuss the program, how to customize it, and to schedule appointments:

Elearning Training Sessions

Elearning Training sessions provide participants with the fundamental skills and knowledge to effectively start using WMU’s Elearning system to support their face-to-face courses.  At a minimum, participants will learn how to create and add accessible course content, create discussions, collect online assignments online, configure grade books, and manage the online component of their course.

Elearning Training sessions consist of 1 hour meetings, and are open to all WMU instructors.

Spring 2016
Elearning Training Schedule

3414 Ellsworth
Online Transition Considerations
Monday, January 18, 2016, 1pm-2pm
Lecture Capture - Tools and Techniques
Monday, February 15, 2016, 1pm-2pm
Monday, March 21, 2016, 1pm-2pm
Using Discussion Boards
Monday, April 18, 2016, 1pm-2pm

Elearning Training 2013 Session
1354 Ellsworth
RSVP Online
Tuesday, July 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2-3:30 p.m.