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Effective Practices in Teaching Online

Already certified? Refresh your online skillset.

Has it been awhile since you completed certification to teach online?  If it has been more than 3 years, we recommend taking the EPTO Refresh Quiz to help you keep at the top of your teaching game and learn emerging online practices.

After the quiz, instructional designers will contact you with suggestions on a learning path to help you brush up on your skills in the least amount of time. Test your skills!

Take the Refresh Quiz

Do you need to be certified to teach online?

Effective Practices in Teaching Online (EPTO) is a 30 hr. at your own pace online course which investigates how pedagogy and classroom management changes in the online learning environment. Learn 50+ research-based effective online strategies to keep students motivated. This course is designed for instructors who have not yet completed online certification. Completing the course will meet part of the CCRI eligibility requirements for teaching online.

EPTO introduces participants to the federal, state and local regulations for online learning, as well as regulations for NC-SARA and NECHE.  EPTO also will introduce you to the OSCQR rubric which we use to monitor online course design quality.

Upcoming Dates for EPTO

  • Feb 5 - Apr 2

Register for Effective Practice in Teaching Online


Completion and Recognition

At the end of the EPTO course, faculty who complete the course will receive a digital certificate in Effective Practices in Teaching Online.