Online Teaching Foundations (OTF)

Faculty and Academic Staff Development

This training fulfills UWRF Faculty Senate motion 2017-18/126 Distance Education Qualification articles, 4.14.1 Faculty and Staff Requirements for teaching online courses and 4.14.2 Training in Distance Education. View.

Online Teaching Foundations (OTF) is a self-guided online course that focuses on concepts in developing online content to engage learners with quality design and teaching methods. 
You can expect to spend about 6-9 hours completing the modules with an expectation that you will finish the course in about three weeks (scheduled early in the semester, see application for exact dates). 
Following each course module prompt, you will write a reflective journal connecting the Online Teaching Foundations material to your own course development and content.
Priority will be given to those who need Distance Education Qualification.


The deadline to apply for Summer is May 3rd, 2024.

To sign up, please do so here.


Upon Successful Completion of the OTF Course:

  • Most instructors will qualify for a small stipend upon completion of the course.

Please email Rachelle Haroldson with any questions.

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