Course Requirements

Faculty will be required to complete the Online Excellence Teaching Academy in order to teach as the instructor of record for online, credit-bearing courses at Bellevue College. This training will not be available for Faculty teaching exclusively in Continuing Ed or Athletics.

Need to check your progress?

Once you have accepted your enrollment in the OETA-00 Canvas course shell, you can check your progress on the OETA Pathway in that Canvas course.

Faculty who do not complete the training will no longer be assigned courses in the fully online modality. They can qualify to teach online courses in the future by successfully completing the Online Excellence Teaching Academy training.

New Faculty hired who will be teaching an online class, will need to complete:

  • Phase One – Complete within one (1) quarter of their start date.
  • Phase Two – Complete within one (1) year of their start date.

For Faculty who teach a hybrid class or an on-ground class we recommend that they complete OETA Phase 1. Stipends are available.

Phase One requirements:

  • OETA – 1: Canvas Procedures and Guidelines
  • OETA – 2: Canvas 101
  • OETA – 3: Essential Components of a Quality Online Course

View the course descriptions.

Phase Two requirements:

  • OETA – 4: Tech Skills for Online Teachers
  • OETA – 5: High 5 in the Online Classroom
  • OETA – 6: Copyright and OER Information for Instructors
  • OETA – 7: Accessibility Review with an Instructional Designer

View the course descriptions.

Additional Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated January 26, 2024