Eteaching Endorsement Program

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 hands-on program will 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 will be expected to complete some online learning modules before meeting for face to face sessions. There will be a total of three live face to face classroom meetings and five online learning modules.  Participants are expected to actively participate in lessons, discussions and prepare course materials with the assistance of the Online Education team.

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.


Outline of topics and format

Complete before the first face to face class: 

  • Module A: Introduction to Elearning (Online)
  • Module B: Course Organization (Online)
  • Module C: Learner Support & Communication (Online)

Face to Face meetings:

Meeting 1

  • Module D: Instructional Design: Storyboards (F2F)
  • Module E: Online Learning Activities (F2F)

Meeting 2

  • Module F: Building Content (F2F)

Meeting 3

  • Module G: Assessment (F2F)

Complete the last session online

  • Module H: Continuous Improvement and Course Management Strategies (Online)



Participants who successfully complete the program will, upon request, receive a certificate of completion signed by the WMU Provost. To earn a certificate all participants must complete all deliverable requirements of the eTeaching Endorsement program. 

Upcoming schedule

*Note: Changes to the session topics and number may be adjusted with notification to participants. No more than six sessions will be required. 

Sessions available

    • Spring A (10 to 12 p.m.): Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1
    • Spring B (2 to 4 p.m.): Mar. 22, Mar. 29, April 5