OTL Level 1 – Communicating in Online Classrooms

Embracing the online learning environment calls for inventive and purposeful communication approaches for students and other stakeholders. In this course, you will examine effective communication with students and stakeholders in online classrooms, discover best practices and relevant laws, and explore tools and ideas for successful online interactions. As the fourth of eight courses in the Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) Level 1 series, you’ll be on your way to earning a badge for each course and, ultimately, achieving the OTL Level 1 Mastery badge.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify definitions and components of instructional best practices for effective communication with students and stakeholders.
  • Compose appropriate communication in response to a hypothetical student situation.
  • Create two artifacts demonstrating your ability to communicate effectively in an online class.
  • SCECHs Granted


    Who should take this course?

    Support Staff

    What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

    Early Childhood
    High School
    Lower Elementary
    Middle School
    Upper Elementary


    OTL Level 1 - Communicating in Online Classrooms

    Course Vendor

    Michigan Virtual