TTOL is a four-week, fully online, training course offered and facilitated by the Center for Engagement and Learning. This course offers participants weekly readings, resources, activities and discussions with other faculty who are new to online teaching. A pre-requisite for taking TTOL is completion of Canvas Essentials or a comparable training/experience in using Canvas learning management system.
There is no fee to sign up, however you must fully participate in all course activities and discussions to earn the certificate of completion. This course is like taking a two-credit course in four weeks, so plan for 4-8 hours of online activities per week (depending on your teaching background and experience in online learning). TTOL covers a variety of instructional strategies and practices in online teaching and utilizes current research and open education resources (OER) in the content and materials found in each week's module.
Winter 2015 Session Dates: Starts 1/19/15 Ends: 2/13/15
Spring 2015 Session Dates: Starts 4/13/15 Ends 5/8/15
Follow this link to our TTOL registration form:
* This course is offered each quarter and is a required training component for any Pierce faculty who are preparing to teach a fully online or hybrid course for the first time. Faculty who have completed similar training at another institution should contact the Pierce eLearning department to verify their status for satisfying this training requirement.
For faculty interested in learning how to apply Quality Matters standards to their hybrid or online courses. This course series is appropriate for:
Courses are hybrid format that includes online activities as well as synchronous meetings (online or F2F) one day per week from 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Each week we will discuss specific QM standards of course design, work in groups to review each other’s courses and help each other create a quality designed course in a supportive and positive way.
We will hear from a variety of QM experts throughout the series, either as guests in our synchronous meetings or in multimedia content within the online modules.
Canvas Essentials is a fully online, introductory course offered and facilitated by Pierce eLearning. This course covers all the basic components of the Canvas learning management system. The course is self-directed with a start and end date for each quarterly session.
Visit this link to sign up for the Canvas Essentials self-directed course:
General information and inquiries
Director of the Center for Engagement and Learning
Instructional Designer, Center for Engagement and Learning
PY: 253-840-8485 / FS:253-964-6779
Open Education Project Manager