Training and Workshops

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Course Design

Whether you are interested in developing an online or hybrid course, or simply enhancing your face-to-face course with technology, eLearning has an option for all faculty.

Online Course Development Program

The Online Course Development Program provides faculty with support in planning, designing, developing, and delivery a fully online course. The program requires no prior online teaching experience. The program is a hybrid, cohort experience where a group of faculty go through the online course development journey together -- meeting together face-to-face at key points along the path, completing certain online experiences, and with the rest of the path being personalized, one-on-one support with an instructional designer. At the end of this journey, a faculty member emerges with a complete, high-quality online course that has been designed according to best online learning practices.

Through the Online Course Development Program, you will:

  • Develop a high quality, engaging course experience for your students
  • Align your teaching goals with student success
  • Collaborate with peers in a learning community
  • Grow skills in teaching with technology
  • Evaluate effective teaching strategies
  • Earn a stipend for your development of the course

The following topics will be covered:

  • Student-Centered Design
  • Online Quality Standards
  • Course Delivery Strategies
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Content Curation
  • Multimedia Creation
  • Miami’s Learning Technology Ecosystem
  • Self-Support
  • Student Support

Your commitment:

  • Complete online exercises and course development plans
  • Attend any scheduled face-to-face or web meeting sessions
  • Contribute to community of practice with your peers
  • Stay connected through design and revision processes
  • You should plan to spend at least 15-20 hours per week time in the ELM online course environment and your course development. There will be scheduled milestone deadlines.

Summer 2019 Cohort

The application deadline for the Summer 2019 cohort has passed. Consider the Fall 2019 cohort, below, or sign up for the eLearning Miami mailing list to receive updates on future programming.

Fall 2019 Cohort

Apply for Fall 2019 Cohort

Deadline to apply: May 15, 2019

Course Design 101 (self-paced)

eLearning Miami’s experienced team of instructional designers offer this self-paced course design opportunity to all faculty. The aim is to work through the backward design process to design and teach a course aligned with learning outcomes.

Whether your course is offered online, hybrid, or face-to-face, this course will help you:

  • Develop a high quality, engaging course experience for your students
  • Align your teaching goals with student success
  • Grow skills in teaching with technology

This course allows participants to work through each module as their time permits. Participants can also choose to earn a certificate of completion by submitting designated deliverables and meeting with an instructional designer.

ELM CD 101

Exploring Learning Design Series

Would you like to feel more comfortable with technology and improve the student experience of your courses? This four-part series is designed to help you pedagogically engage, enhance, empower and evolve your teaching with technology by addressing issues commonly identified through the SGID process.

Learn more about the series

Using Canvas

There are countless benefits to utilizing Canvas—a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS)—in your course:

  • Easy and fast grading and feedback system
  • Integrated rubrics
  • Audio, video and text-based communications
  • User-friendly interface

Learn how to use Canvas by using the tutorials below. Depending on your learning style, we have a resource that can work for you!


Schedule a consultation or request a training session for your department.

Check our Events page for upcoming eLearning opportunities.


Reading Materials

Read detailed instructions on how to use Canvas’ many features.

Canvas Instructor Guide

Knowledge Base: Canvas