OTL Level 1 – Course Content

While many educators are adept at creating and presenting content in face-to-face settings, the online environment requires a new set of lesson development skills. In this course, you will explore various types of online courses while learning to validate and supplement content, align it with assessments and objectives, and uncover best practices for managing content errors. As the seventh 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 creating course content, assessments, and effective objective alignment.
  • Analyze two content resources for content quality, applicability, and credibility and explain your rationale.
  • Write an effective course objective.
  • Select three content resources and an online assessment that align with your objective and explain your rationale.

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 - Course Content

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual