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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 Endorsment Program

Sessions are held in 3414 Ellsworth

Sessions Available:

summer II - July 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd, 9th (10 AM)

fall - September 15th, 22nd, 29th and October 6th, 13th (2-3:30 PM)

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Elearning Training Sessions

Fundamentals (1½ hours)


Online and hybrid Instructors who are unfamiliar with D2L or need a refresher.


Elearning Training sessions provide participants with the fundamental skills and knowledge to effectively start using WMU's Elearning system to support your online or hybrid courses. This hands on training will allow you to explore D2L with guidance.


The first week of every month.

Sessions Available:

All sessions are held at 3414 Ellsworth Hall.

March 2nd, 3pm

April 5th, 3pm

May 4th, 3pm

June 1st, 3pm

July 13th, 3pm

August 2nd, 3pm

September 7th, 3pm

October 5th, 3pm

November 1st, 3pm

December 1st, 3pm

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