Online Teaching Certification


The Faculty Center manages the Online Teaching Certification program, created to ensure high-quality virtual learning delivery for students.


Level 1: Complete the SUNY DLE Brightspace Fundamentals Asynchronous Modules training covering the skills needed to use Brightspace.

Level 2: Develop pedagogy skills necessary to deliver effective virtual instruction.


Faculty and staff who want to teach online are required to complete the following steps. Use this checklist to guide completion of requirements:

Complete the Level 1 Training: SUNY DLE Brightspace Fundamentals Asynchronous Modules

All faculty teaching online beginning in Summer 2023 will need to complete the SUNY DLE Brightspace Fundamentals Asynchronous Modules. This course can be access through When you first log in you will see the link to the SUNY DLE Brightspace Fundamentals Asynchronous Modules in the “My Courses” area. There are a total of 9 modules with a 5 question quiz at the end of each module. To complete the certificate, you will need to score 100% on all 9 modules. Once you have finished the modules you can access your certificate by clicking on Course Activities (at the top of the page) and then selecting Awards. You can then print your certificate as proof of completion. Depending on your comfort with the course materials, this course will take approximately 4-8 hours to complete.

Complete the Level 2 Training:
Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning

This training is a fully online course that lasts 4 weeks. During this training, faculty will learn best practices for teaching online and quality online design, as well as gain skills in creating accessible documents and planning interactive learning.

Within 30 days after the successful completion of both Levels of training, the Office of Academic Programs reviews the training completion list and updates Banner to indicate the faculty who have completed both trainings and are thus eligible to deliver online courses. Due to upgrades, technology advancement, and new compliance laws, faculty are encouraged to take a re-fresher on this training every 2-3 years.


Faculty who require instructional design support may contact the TLTC for an appointment. SUNY Oneonta employs the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric for course reviews:

How to Register

Level 1 and Level 2 training are offered several times a year.

Faculty may RSVP for future training sessions online

For one-on-one support and training, submit a request to the Service Desk and one of the Faculty Center staff will contact you

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