We are the Center for Distributed Learning

We are visionaries, dreamers, artists, and developers. We are here to help faculty build and deliver world-class online learning. We are proud UCF Knights.

We are fervent advocates of high quality online learning, and it is our mission to support and develop the future of accessible education.

As the central agent for online learning at UCF, we transform lives by making a high-quality UCF education available to anyone, anywhere, anytime through the innovative use of technology.

We are the Center for Distributed Learning.

Teach Online

We are here to help ensure your success teaching online. We recognize the importance of providing our faculty with essential training and resources. Teach Online contains the latest information on course design, professional development, and educational resources for UCF faculty who teach online or supplement face-to-face courses with online instruction. Let us keep you current on the latest advancements in teaching online, some of which are happening right here at UCF.

Webcourses@UCF Support

We get it. Technology can have its challenges. We’re here to help. We provide support to our students, faculty, and staff for any technical errors, concerns, or questions related to online learning at UCF. Whether it’s Webcourses@UCF, Panopto, Materia, Obojobo, or Personalized Adaptive Learning, we have the assistance you need.

Phone, Email, & Live Chat Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 7am-10pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm

Please note that we only offer remote support on Friday through Sunday, and support during our evening hours may vary due to current staffing limitations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


At CDL, it’s not about us—it’s about you. You know your subject matter, and we know how to help you deliver it online. Let us help you enhance your online courses to maximize every student’s success. With our wide variety of services, we have just what you need for your course, and maybe even an awesome surprise or two.


Data, evaluation, and analysis are part of everything that we do. We collaborate with faculty to formulate and implement research on effective teaching practices. As technology evolves, our researchers track the ongoing impact of online and blended learning at UCF.

About CDL

The Center for Distributed Learning is more than a unit. Our teams consist of motivated developers, creators, and dreamers dedicated to exploring new technology to enhance teaching and learning at UCF. Each unique individual provides a fresh perspective to the growing landscape of online education, both here in Orlando and across the wider higher education community.

Online Programs

Having access to high-quality education, no matter where you are, can help make big dreams become reality. With more than 20 years of experience providing top online degrees, UCF is a trusted source for innovative education technology. Explore over 100 online degree programs and certificates through UCF Online.

Check Out Our Other Initiatives

The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) is a comprehensive resource that provides the postsecondary community with the essential elements required to ensure a very high quality online faculty development program.

The Blended Learning Toolkit is a free, open resource for educational institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives.

The Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast) hosted by Dr. Thomas Cavanagh and Dr. Kelvin Thompson, is a monthly podcast for online and blended learning professionals conducted over a shared cup of coffee.

The Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) is a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies.

NCAT was an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the effective use of information technology to improve student learning outcomes and reduce the cost of higher education.

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