CATL is continuing the Distance Education Certificate program under a new title this year, the “Teaching with Technology Certificate.” Instructors interested in learning more about how to leverage Canvas and other tools for effective teaching, regardless of modality, are encouraged to participate and complete the full certificate.
The Teaching with Technology Certificate consists of three courses which act as progressive steps in a sequence. Instructors will earn a digital badge after completing the first and second courses in the series, and the Teaching with Technology Certificate after completing the third course. Full-time instructors for the 2023-24 academic year will also earn stipends after completing the second and third courses in the sequence.*
Note: If you have already completed the Distance Education Certificate, this is not a new credential; it has simply been re-titled, so there is no need to re-enroll.
Course Availability, Deadlines, & Compensation
- All full-time instructors are automatically enrolled in LITE 101: Modalities & Technologies. The course will remain open indefinitely, and there is no deadline for completion.
- If you are not a full-time instructor but would like to be added to the course, please email CATL@uwgb.edu.
- LITE 101 is not tied to a stipend.
- All instructors working toward the Teaching with Technology Certificate who complete LITE 101: Modalities & Technologies will be able to enroll in LITE 201: Course Design the following semester.
Course 2: LITE 201
- The Fall 2023 cohort of LITE 201: Course Design will begin on Monday, Sept. 18, and run until the end of the fall semester.
- Registration for the Fall 2023 cohort of LITE 201 will open on Monday, Aug. 21 and remain open through Friday, Sept. 15. Register today!
- Full-time instructors who complete LITE 201 within the 2023-24 academic year will qualify for a $750 stipend.*
- All instructors working toward the Teaching with Technology Certificate who complete LITE 201 will be able to enroll in LITE 301 the following semester.
Course 3: LITE 301
- The Fall 2023 cohort of LITE 301: Course Revisions will begin on Monday, Sept. 25, and run until the end of the fall semester.
- Registration for the Fall 2023 cohort of LITE 201 will open on Monday, Aug. 21 and remain open through Friday, Sept. 22. Register today!
- Full-time instructors who complete LITE 301 within the 2023-24 academic year will qualify for a $750 stipend.*
- All instructors who complete LITE 301 will receive the Teaching with Technology Certificate.
*Only full-time instructors for the 2023-24 AY are eligible for compensation. To receive compensation, participants must receive approval from their unit chair. Instructors that have already met their maximum overload payment for the contract period do not qualify for compensation.
The first course in the series is called Learning and Integrating Technology for Education (LITE) 101: Modalities & Technologies. This self-paced course includes information about the different course modalities offered at UW-Green Bay, as well as the technologies you might use for teaching in each one, including in-person teaching. This course also serves as the foundation of the Teaching with Technology Certificate series because it provides an overview of our specific distance education modalities and the technologies that will help you to be successful in them.
LITE 201: Course Design (formerly called Trail Guides) picks up where the first course leaves off. LITE 201 course centers on developing learning pathways for students. This self-paced course is for you if you would like to explore how to develop distance education courses more systematically. Through LITE 201, you will develop a module for a distance education course. LITE 201 is self-paced but offered on a semester basis.
In LITE 301: Course Revisions (formerly called Retreats), you will be encouraged to reflect on your own teaching practices. LITE 301 focuses on the process of using feedback, reflection, and scholarly teaching practices to refine classes. You will, for example, explore scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) literature relevant to issues in your course or to revisions or teaching innovations you are considering. You will also engage with several of your colleagues through synchronous and asynchronous activities designed to support your efforts in reflecting on and refining your teaching practices. LITE 301 is offered as a cohort-based, semester-long community of practice.