The College of Continuing Studies provides professional development resources that support teaching online through individual training, workshops, and webinars. Visit the pages below to learn more about how you can enhance your online teaching, maximize student outcomes, and be part of a community of faculty committed to innovation in online learning.

Excellence in Online Teaching

Excellence in Online Teaching

Enroll in this five-module professional development program to learn about online teaching best practices and prepare to teach online.


Quality Matters

Quality Matters

 Find out what the College of Continuing Studies is doing to achieve Quality Matters™ course and program certification and see available QM™ training opportunities.



Use our Course Quality Checklists and Toolkits to better prepare for working with an instructional designer, or to get started designing your own online course. 

On-Demand Resources

On-Demand Resources

Check this page for convenient, on-demand resources to help you with Blackboard and other online teaching challenges, including targeted videos and printable help.

CCS Expectations for the Quality of Instruction

CCS Expectations for the Quality of Online Instruction

Refer to this growing list of resources to help you meet federal RSI policy and CCS expectations for the quality of online instruction. 

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Faculty Development and Training Events

Head over to our Calendar of Events to find a workshop that supports your online teaching efforts, learn from your colleagues, and register for workshops and events.

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Join a Community

Join a community of practice to share a common passion or concern with your colleagues.




For Faculty Development and Training Contact:

 Email Cheryl Bosarge

Phone:  (205) 348-4860

For Technical Support Contact:

 Email Technical Support

Phone:  (866) 205-1011