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Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher

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This summer, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education will be holding two sessions of the Online Teaching Orientation & Refresher (OTOR), so you can pick the session that best fits your schedule!

The OTOR is perfect for both beginning and veteran online instructors, with seven modules centered on topics related to the art and science of teaching online. Participant feedback suggests each module takes approximately 2-5 hours to complete and, because the course is self-paced, participants have freedom and flexibility in choosing how and when to complete the activities by the end date of the session.  Graduates earn a Basic and/or Advanced digital badge as evidence of their completion. 


Module Topics include:  

  • The Student Experience
  • The Instructor Experience 
  • Getting Set-Up For Successful Instruction 
  • Preparing for Challenges 
  • Building the Peer Learning Community 
  • Mastering Teaching Presence 
  • Providing Feedback and Grading
  • Synchronous Tools (optional) 


The session is FREE for current Kent State faculty and staff, but enrollment is limited, so sign up today!  

Register Session 1 (runs now until Sunday, July 9

Register for Session 2 (July 10 - August 18