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eLearning Facilitation Certification Course

Teaching an online course requires a different approach than teaching face-to-face.  The Center for eLearning and Connected Environments has developed the eLearning Facilitation Workshop to enable instructors to successfully encounter the unique challenges of online instruction. The certification course is required to TEACH or DESIGN an online or hybrid course.

How to Become a UCO Certified Online Instructor

Faculty requesting to register for the eLearning Facilitation Certification Course should do the following:

  • Review the "Upcoming Dates" section below and identify which workshop best fits your schedule. On average, the workshops are 4 weeks in length and require 2-3 hours per week of dedicated time by the participants.

  • Contact your Department Chair for enrollment.

  • Your Department Chair will need to complete the eLearning Facilitation Certification Form and submit to CeCE. (Please note, the Banner ID of the Faculty member must be included on the form.)

Upon receipt of your form, a member of the CeCE team will contact you with details regarding how and when to access the workshop course site.

Upcoming Certification Courses

2021 / 2022

April 4, 2022 to May 1, 2022

May 2, 2022 to May 29, 2022

May 30, 2022 to July 3, 2022

July 11, 2022 to August 7, 2022

August 8, 2022 to September 4, 2022

September 5, 2022 to October 2, 2022

October 3, 2022 to October 30, 2022

October 31, 2022 to December 4, 2022

What To Expect

The eLearning Facilitation Certification Course will provide a foundation for facilitating meaningful and authentic elearning experiences.   In addition to developing a general understanding teaching online at UCO, you will learn:

  • Methods to effectively manage and update course content.

  • Best practices and principles that will help you deliver effective communications and promote student interactions.

  • Options to assess learners and provide meaningful feedback

  • Strategies to customize your course.

Facilitation Resources

Below are resources that can assist you when teaching blended learning based courses at UCO. Though they are primarily designed for online, hybrid, and interactive video courses, these resources may also prove beneficial for in-person teaching, too.

Quality Rubric
UCOnline Quality Course Listing
UCOnline Certified Facilitators
Online Course Quality Policy


For questions concerning the Facilitation Workshop, including the nomination process, please contact Rhonda Barnett at or (405) 974-5350.