Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) Catalog of Offerings

The Online Instructional Design (ID) Competency Development Certificate Program

This series of four (4) online courses is designed to support the development of competency, expertise and skills in new and experienced online instructional designers, librarians, and multimedia specialists who work with online faculty and other online learning support professionals. A certificate and digital badge will be awarded upon the successful completion of each course. Completion of all four (4) courses is required to earn a Certificate for Open SUNY COTE Online Instructional Design Program. Courses do not have to be taken in order and/or can be taken as a single Professional Development activity. 

ID_Course 1: Helping Faculty with New Online Course Development

This course is designed to help new online instructional designers be confident in their knowledge and abilities in guiding new faculty through the online course development process. Participants discuss how to dispel the initial apprehensions for teaching online, strategies for planning online faculty development experiences, creating and managing online course development milestones, and the practice and procedure for implementing a continuous improvement plan. 

Training Modality: Facilitated online course
Duration: Four weeks
Frequency of Delivery: Twice annually
Cost Per Registration: 1 Competency Development Unit (CDU) or

  • CPD Member Campus: $250 (per course)
  • SUNY Campus: $300 (per course)
  • Other/Non-SUNY: $350 (per course)
  • ID_Course 2: Creating Useful Resources for Online Faculty

    This course is designed to allow participants discuss tailoring resources for online faculty, including tools, strategies and curating techniques. Techniques for helping online faculty integrate resources into their online courses, such as multimedia, open education resources, and social networking tools are also explored.

    Training Modality: Facilitated online course
    Duration: Four weeks
    Frequency of Delivery: Twice annually
    Cost Per Registration: 1 CDU or

  • CPD Member Campus: $250 (per course)
  • SUNY Campus: $300 (per course)
  • Other/Non-SUNY: $350 (per course)
  • ID_Course 3: Professional Foundations: Collaborating, Researching & Networking

    This course will explore research on well-established learning theories, and how they apply to online teaching and learning. Our focus will be to bring theory to practice, in regard to how we can help faculty create or improve high-quality learning experiences to students. For the second half of the course, participants will identify different strategies and resources for networking to stay current with emerging best practices. We will investigate the Instructional Designer’s role in regard to connecting faculty to on-campus resources, as well as to those of the wider online teaching community. Note: Participation in a small group project is required.

    Training Modality: Facilitated online course
    Duration: Four weeks
    Frequency of Delivery: Twice annually
    Cost Per Registration: 1 CDU or

  • CPD Member Campus: $250 (per course)
  • SUNY Campus: $300 (per course)
  • Other/Non-SUNY: $350 (per course)
  • ID_Course 4: Review Your Online Course with the OSCQR Rubric

    Participants will be introduced to the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric and process. They will discuss its pedagogical and research foundations, as well as its standards for instructional design and accessibility. Workshop participants will complete a formal course review using OSCQR and recommend improvements and campus implementation strategies, and as a culminating activity will create a presentation suitable for training their campus faculty on the use of OSCQR. Upon completion of this workshop, successful participants will earn an advanced OSCQR Certified Trainer badge, enabling them to train faculty for their own campuses, as well as for other SUNY institutions.

    Training Modality: Facilitated online course
    Duration: Four weeks
    Frequency of Delivery: Twice annually
    Cost Per Registration: 1 CDU or

  • CPD Member Campus: $250 (per course)
  • SUNY Campus: $300 (per course)
  • Other/Non-SUNY: $350 (per course)
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