Professional Development for Teaching Online

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At every level of Professional Development, from beginners to advanced, the Center for Distributed Learning offers a variety of services for faculty. Learn the Essentials of Webcourses@UCF at your own pace, or join the award winning IDL6543 for credentialing to teach a fully online or mixed mode course. Want more out of Teaching Online? Keep current with Faculty Seminars geared to making your Webcourses@UCF course a Chuck Dziuban Award winner.


ADL5000 is a non-credit, online course for faculty who want to teach an existing online course. ADL5000 addresses many (but certainly not all) of the important pedagogical, logistical, and technological issues involved in delivering effective online courses.

DLI7836: Digital Learning STEM Institute

DLI7836: Digital Learning STEM Institute is a non-credit course for faculty provided by UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) as a part of the overall Course Redesign Initiative. DLI7836 is an alternative, but equal, credential to the IDL6543 faculty development program, with a focus on STEM disciplines to design courses for the online (W), mixed-mode …

Essentials of Webcourses@UCF

Essentials of Webcourses@UCF is self-paced, just-in-time online training for anyone who wishes to learn the tools and functionality of the university’s learning management system (LMS), Canvas by Instructure.

Faculty Seminars in Online Teaching

These stand-alone seminars are offered periodically for collegial dialogue around best practices in online teaching. They are co-presented by the Center for Distributed Learning and members of the UCF teaching faculty.


IDL6543 is an award-winning, non-credit course for faculty provided by UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL). IDL6543 models how to teach online using a combination of seminars, labs, consultations, and web-based instruction and is delivered in an M (mixed) mode.


Refresh, expand, or enhance your online teaching experiences with IDL7000.


The Center for Distributed Learning’s newest faculty development program for online courses, PAL6000, is now available to IDL6543 graduates or OFRA-certified instructors who wish to design and facilitate an adaptive course using Realizeit at UCF. PAL6000 is designed to provide information related to pedagogical, logistical and technical aspects of teaching adaptive courses.

Teaching with Lecture Capture

Teaching with Lecture Capture (TLC) is a self-paced professional development course for faculty who wish to teach in a video streaming modality and who wish to present course content appropriate for video lecture capture.

The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching recognizes one outstanding UCF faculty member who has taught at least one blended or fully online (M, W, V, RV) course within the previous academic year.

Webcourses@UCF Training Workshops

Open labs provide an opportunity to work on your online courses and ask questions of support staff if needed.