Our accreditation stipulates that all faculty must undergo proper training prior to teaching their first blended, distance learning, or online course at APU. To that end, ITT offers three different certifications: 1) Teaching Blended; 2) Teaching Distance Learning; and 3) Teaching Online (two parts).
These self-paced certification courses orient faculty to APU's philosophy and approach to online and blended pedagogy. Specifically, these courses offer faculty technical training on the effective use of Canvas (APU's new learning management system) and pedagogical training including on how to integrate the Christian faith in blended and online courses.
It is recommended that faculty enroll and complete the relevant certification the semester prior to when they start teaching. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Available Self-Paced Training Courses (click to self-enroll)
Credit for Prior Training
Faculty who have completed comparable training (e.g., Sakai OOT, Course Redesign Institute, Teaching with Technology Institute, etc.) could receive partial credit. Contact ITT at email@example.com for more information.