Kennesaw State University

Online Course Development

Online Teaching Certification

Online Course Development Workshop:

The Online Course Development workshop is the only CETL pathway to online teaching certification at KSU. The purpose of the Online Course Development workshop is to explore the basics of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design, and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses, which provides a framework for designing, developing and improving online courses. The Online Course Development workshop is delivered in both blended and online formats, and faculty can decide which format best fits their needs. Participants will have the opportunity to experience online instruction from a students' perspective, complete activities at their own pace, and explore various course tools.

  • In blended delivery, participants will complete synchronous and asynchronous online activities over two weeks and attend one face-to-face session.
  • In the online format, all activities will be completed asynchronously in approximately 3 weeks, except for the synchronous opening webinar meeting. 
Online Course Review Process:

The Quality Matters (QM) Program is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is used at KSU to certify the quality of online courses. All courses designed at KSU by our faculty are internally reviewed using the QM Rubric, which is based on research literature, national best practices, and instructional design principles.

It is important to submit your course for review before it can be posted for registration. Please see the Course Submission Deadlines for more information. 

The Distance Learning Center webpage provides more information about Course Development and Review.