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Teaching Online Certification (TOC)

Summer 2020

Summer 2020 - Session 1
Facilitated by Melissa Lucken
May 22 - July 24
Online Only

Summer 2020 - Session 2
Facilitated by Jay Larson
June 5 - August 7
Online Only


Summer 2020 - Session 3
Facilitated by Brendan Fleishans
June 5 - August 7
Online Only


Summer 2020 - Session 4
Facilitated by Lisa Nienkark
June 5 - August 7
Online Only


Fall 2020

Fall 2020 - Session 1
Facilitated by CTE Staff
September 4 - November 6


Please be advised: Faculty taking the Summer 2020 TOC course who are not currently certified to teach online, may receive a $300 stipend upon successful completion. Adjunct faculty taking the Fall 2020 TOC course, will be eligible to receive the stipend upon successful completion.

TOC Q&A Document



This online course has been designed specifically for faculty who will be teaching online and/or hybrid courses. Successful completion will result in an online teaching certification granted by Lansing Community College's Center for Teaching Excellence.

Participants will develop an understanding of D2L and other online tools, gain knowledge of pedagogical approaches, assessment options, and inclusive student engagement techniques in the online learning environment. Participants will explore existing and evolving technologies, including communication and collaboration applications as well as educational technology systems and trends. This is a pass/fail course that will require weekly discussions, assignments and a guided creation of a master course. Please Note: Participants can expect to spend an estimated 5-8 hours per week engaged in this 9-week online course resulting in a master course of their own design. While this is an online training, it is not self-paced. Additionally, participants will be required to attend one synchronous WebEx meeting. The date and time will be provided when the course begins.

Specific modules include:

  • Intro to Teaching Online
  • Course Design in D2L
  • Creating a Master Course in D2L
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Human Presence in Online Learning
  • Connecting Students using Media
  • Creating Effective Discussion Board Prompts and Rubrics
  • Effective Assessments
  • Master Course and Capstone Assignment

The minimum requirements to participate in this training include:

  1. Currently teaching at Lansing Community College.
  2. Ability to log in to the D2L Course Management System.
  3. Possess basic computer skills, including the ability to use email, add and open email attachments, create, save, and modify files in commonly used word processing formats, copy and paste text and download and install software.

For additional information contact Laura Cottrell at (517) 483-1444.

Teaching Online Certification Registration Form

* = Required field

*Are you an LCC Employee?

Please note: The email address provided above will be used for all communications prior to the start of this course.

The successful completion of TOC is required for faculty wishing to teach online and hybrid sections. In order to successfully complete the course (i.e., pass) the course, I understand that:

  1. Participants will need to spend at least 5-8 hours per week during any semester completing class work.
  2. This is an online training, but it is not self-paced. Participants must meet specific deadlines for each assignment, discussion forum, etc., and they will have things to do, learn, reflect on, and submit nearly every day.
  3. Participants are expected to regularly interact with others in a meaningful way.

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran's status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person's ability to participate in educational programs, courses services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.

Center for Teaching Excellence
TLC Building
400 N. Capitol, Suite 324
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 483-1680
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