COHLIT provides many training opportunities, to support Rutgers faculty. We offer frequent training sessions in the tools available for online instructors, as well regular workshops for online teaching issues, and more extended professional development courses. Please consult any of the pages linked below to see more detail on our offerings.
Faculty Training Workshops
Visit the Faculty Training Workshops page to sign up for free, hands on faculty training workshops, which we offer on a wide variety of topics, including how to use the Canvas learning management system, how to use third party tools such as Kaltura MediaSpace and Turnitin, and online course design issues such as how to use copyrighted materials or how to make your materials universal and accessible.
We offer a full range of sessions each term, and high-demand sessions such as Introduction to Canvas several times each month. New sessions are posted in the middle of each term, so please check back if you miss a workshop that interests you!
One-on-one help sessions are also available to aid with specific topics or problems, if the regularly scheduled sessions will not work for you.
Faculty Training Videos
Visit the Faculty Training Videos page to find on-demand videos that you can view at your own pace. These videos incude both video-capture of our regularly offered webinars, and links direct to video tutorials offered by the creators of our online teaching tools including Canvas, VoiceThread, Kaltura MediaSpace, and more.
In addition, we offer a selection of videos on how to use campus resources such as the iTV Project Studio for recording video lectures. Our selection is always growing, so you may wish to bookmark this page!
How-To and Self-Help Webpages
Visit the Resource Center to find detailed how-to webpages, general information on our available learning management systesm and tools, and recommendations for online teachers.
Those seeking help pages for Canvas, in particular, may also wish to visit the Canvas Guides, which are extensive how-to pages maintained by Instructure, the makers of Canvas. There is also a self-paced Faculty Orientation course available in Canvas itself.
Online Teaching Certificate Program Courses
COHLIT offers a set of four compressed, non-credit courses, focused on online teaching issues:
- Fundamentals of Designing and Teaching Online Courses
- Video Voyages: The Basics of Using Video in Online and Hybrid Courses
- Absorb, Do, Connect: Technologies to Present, Experience, and Collaborate
- Accessibility and Compliance in Online Education
You can register for any of these Online Teaching Certificate courses, which are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year. Each one takes four to six weeks to complete, and offers a chance to consider the topics in-depth and exchange ideas with fellow participants.
These are non-credit, professional development courses. They do not count toward a formal credential, but those who successfully complete all four will recieve a Rutgers-issued Online Teaching Certificate.