OTL Level 1 – Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

While there is no “one size fits all” model for online teaching and learning, research and pedagogy on effective practices offer a strong foundation from which to begin. In this course, you will be introduced to models of quality online teaching, online course delivery considerations, learning management and student information systems, and what to expect as an online teacher. As the first 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 online teaching.
  • Discover the main purpose of the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) for online teaching and the intended audience.
  • Explore which model of online teaching and learning might be ideal for your students, school, and district.
  • Explain how your chosen model could be implemented in your district, considering staff requirements, troubleshooting, and how it would differ from emergency remote learning.
  • 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 - Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

    Course Vendor

    Michigan Virtual