Online Excellence Teaching Academy

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Welcome to the Online Excellence Teaching Academy (OETA). The OETA is an initiative established by Bellevue College President Gary Locke in 2022. This initiative supports faculty who teach online through professional development offered as a series of required courses.

These courses are to be completed by the end of August 31, 2023 to teach credit-bearing courses with Bellevue College.

The OETA Training Phases

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Phase One totals 14 hours and covers the basic skills and information for effectively teaching a course online. Phase One includes the following courses:

  • OETA-1: Canvas Procedures and Guidelines
  • OETA-2: Canvas 101 Teaching with Excellence
  • OETA-3: Quality Matters Improve Your Online Course

View the course descriptions.

Phase Two totals 20 hours and includes training in areas such as tech skills, effective pedagogy, copyright and accessibility. The courses in Phase Two include:

  • OETA-4: Tech Skills for Online Teaching
  • OETA-5: High 5 in the Online Classroom
  • OETA-6: Copyright and OER Information for Educators
  • OETA-7: Accessibility Review and Meeting with an Instructional Designer

View the course descriptions.

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