OCS Professional Development Courses

Thank you for your interest in OCS Professional Development courses. All courses are taught by Certified CSU Facilitators3-weeks in length, online, asynchronous, and require 15-20 hours. While you are able to move ahead in the course, you must follow the due dates as peer-to-peer collaboration is integral to each course.  View our Summer 2022 Course Training ScheduleThis link will open a PDF file..pdf and our Course Decision Tree as guides to help identify the course that fits your needs.

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(Fall and Spring Registration Dates are TBD)


CSU-QLT Courses Offered

CSU Online Course Services offers the following Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) courses to faculty and staff across all 23 CSU Campuses.

Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT

Introduction to teaching online with the CSU QLT rubric representing the 9 sections of QLT. Content covered includes orienting students to the online course, setting up the structure and navigation of a course, designing online modules for content delivery and engagement, developing methods for facilitating discussions, developing assessment tools, using technology tools, and experiencing an online course from a student perspective.

Course Commitment: 3 weeks, 15-20 hours, online, asynchronous.

Dates Offered:

Jun 06, 2022 – Jun 26, 2022 (Summer 2022)
Jul 05, 2022 – Jul 25, 2022 (Summer 2022)
Jul 25, 2022 – Aug 14, 2022 (Summer 2022)

Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online

Advanced QLT course in creating a course and module structure that is in alignment with course objectives, incorporates social presence, equity-minded strategies, engagement strategies in synchronous and asynchronous activities, active learning with video, and alternative assessments. Participants will complete a QLT Core-24 self-review on their own course for reflection to guide them as they progress through the course in identifying areas to improve on. The final project will include creating a video tour to highlight three course changes made in the course while completing the training. Note: having a partially or fully developed online or hybrid course is required prior to registration.

Course Commitment: 3 weeks, 15-20 hours, online, asynchronous.

Dates Offered:

Jun 06, 2022 – Jun 26, 2022 (Summer 2022)
Jul 05, 2022 – Jul 25, 2022 (Summer 2022)
Jul 25, 2022 – Aug 14, 2022 (Summer 2022)

Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Rubric

Provides an in-depth experience with the CSU QLT rubric and ways to use objective-based examples to support reviewing and informing online and hybrid courses. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using the QLT objectives to rate elements of a sample course, learn how to write helpful recommendations, and discuss examples for setting up a peer-review process on their campus. This session is for those looking to use the rubric to complete a QLT self-review and/or serve as a peer-review on campus and systemwide QLT formal course certifications.

Course Commitment: 3 weeks, 15-20 hours, online, asynchronous.

Dates Offered:

Jul 25, 2022 – Aug 14, 2022 (Summer 2022)

Quality Matters (QM) Courses Offered

CSU Online Course Services offers the following QM courses to the following CSU QM affiliate campuses: Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San José, San Marcos, Stanislaus.

Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric

Provides an overview of Quality Matters (QM) organization, the QM rubric and annotations, the research underlying the QM rubric, and the peer-review process for evaluating the quality of the design of an online course. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences applying the QMstandards to a sample course, writing helpful recommendations, and ensuring alignment between course-level objectives, module-level objectives, assessments, materials, activities, and tools. This course is intended for faculty wanting to complete the QM peer reviewer certification.

Course Commitment: 3 weeks, 15-20 hours, online, asynchronous.

Dates Offered:

Jul 25, 2022 – Aug 14, 2022 (Summer 2022)

Designing Your Online Course

Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to design an online course. Participants explore the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment. Participants will create a plan for organizing and developing their course and align one module for development. Note: having a partially online/hybrid course ready to be developed is required prior to registration. Note: having a partially online/hybrid course ready to be developed is required prior to registration.

Course Commitment: 3 weeks, 15-20 hours, online, asynchronous.

Dates Offered:

Jun 06, 2022 – Jun 26, 2022 (Summer 2022)
Jul 05, 2022 – Jul 25, 2022 (Summer 2022)

Improving Your Online Course

Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and hybrid courses. Participants complete a QM self-review (Essential 23 standards) and develop a course improvement plan. The modules include activities with participants sharing how they are meeting the 23 QM essential standards.  Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so a predeveloped online or hybrid course is required for enrolling in this workshop. Note: having a partially or fully developed online/hybrid course is required prior to registration.

Course Commitment: 3 weeks, 15-20 hours, online, asynchronous.

Dates Offered:

Jun 06, 2022 – Jun 26, 2022 (Summer 2022)
Jul 05, 2022 – Jul 25, 2022 (Summer 2022)
Jul 25, 2022 – Aug 14, 2022 (Summer 2022)