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Bring a virtual classroom to life...

Certificate in Online Learning & Teaching

Learn strategies to keep students engaged in an online learning environment. Bay Path University Certificate offered in partnership with the National Institute of Online Learning.

August 3 - August 24

100% Online - 3 Weeks 

5 Courses - Earn 2.2 CEU's

Self-Paced Learning: ~22 hours

Group/Live Learning: ~3 hours

$399 for one or $999 for 3 from same school district 

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the details

With the right tools and guidance a teacher can bring a virtual classroom to life and personalize the learning experience for a wide range of students.  This certification course, offered by the National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL) and Strategic Alliances at Bay Path University, will provide tools, techniques and best practices for creating and sharing compelling and effective online learning content.  

Certificate features include:

  • Mobile-friendly
  • Audio-enabled
  • 2.2 CEU's
  • Real-world case studies
  • Fully accessible
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Video content 
  • This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible. 
  • Weekly check in with group for collaboration and sharing ideas! Information is available for 365 days.  


the courses (1)
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Introduction to Online Learning (5 hours)  

This course introduces the major models, tools, and techniques for creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied in practice to online design and instruction.

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Teaching Online         (5 hours)

Even the most experienced teachers often need help transitioning into the world of teaching online. When you don't meet your students face-to-face teachers must adjust their tactics and strategies to help them identify struggling students and to ensure students are engaging and learning the material. This course offers a brief survey of the major models, tools, and techniques in teaching online.

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Technology of Online Learning (5 hours)  

The technology of online learning is constantly evolving. As a developer of online courses, this course seeks to give you the vocabulary and tools you need to ask the right questions and understand the fundamental concepts of technology in online learning. It reviews the key software and hardware options available, and it covers best practices in using technology.

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Online Learning Accessibility (2 hours)  

In developing any online learning material, federal regulations require adherence to specific accessibility standards. Students with disabilities must be given equal access to learn the content. This can be a major road block to an organization trying to develop online coursework. This course covers the basics of online learning accessibility standards and reviews best practices for accessibility. 


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Narrative Learning  - 5 hours 

Storytelling and the use of narrative case studies can be a highly effective way to teach. Often, we learn best by doing, and in the context of online learning, doing often means utilizing case study and role-playing methods. This course introduces the major techniques and strategies for integrating narrative learning into an educational curriculum.

Wrap up!  (1 Hour)

August 24th - Online meeting with other educators  to share knowledge and talk about how to bring the skills back to your schools.  

Instruction/Course Policies

The course is designed to be self-paced and encourages ongoing participation in discussion posts.  Discussion posts provide opportunities to share thoughts and insight with classmates and to learn from one another.  The course is not graded but a high level of commitment is expected.   

  • 2.2 CEU's 
  • Certificate in Online Teaching from Bay Path University and National Institute of Online Learning 

Methods of Learning

  • Self-paced: Learners can move through each section at their own pace.  Assignments must be completed within one week.  
  • Group-led: Learners are strongly encouraged to participate in discussion board posts. 
  • Virtual Meetings: Learners are strongly encouraged to attend synchronous virtual meetings.  


Please direct questions regarding this certificate, other corporate learning and executive education opportunities to:

Sarah MacDonald

Why Strategic Alliances at Bay Path University?

Building upon the University's history of entrepreneurship and innovation, and committed to the concept of lifelong learning, Strategic Alliances offers professional and leadership development programs for non-matriculating learners. Bay Path University developed a revolutionary, award-winning model built on evidenced based practices and adaptive learning strategies, it is at the heart of Bay Path University’s The American Women’s College. We created the first all women online degree program in the country. 

Bay Path’s Strategic Alliances division brings learning, leadership, and community together to motivate individuals and help organizations attract, develop, and retain top talent. Responding to the skills-gap crisis and the fast-paced rate of change occurring in all industries, the Strategic Alliances division partners with organizations to develop customized learning experiences and professional development opportunities, including credentialing, that inspire employees to reach their highest potential and deliver value. Building upon the University's history of entrepreneurship and innovation, and committed to the concept of lifelong learning, this division also offers interactive virtual roundtables on a wide- range of relevant topics and has partnered with MindEdge to provide the very latest in online certification and re-certification. This division is responsible for the region's premiere Women’s Leadership Conference held annually in Springfield, MA.