Why did we launch the new training?
New SUNY-wide Brightspace platform means everyone must learn new platform
Legal requirement to make online content accessible
More faculty need flexible, on-demand, and automated training
Why use quiz scores as the measure for Foundational Certification?
To give experienced online educators the opportunity to “test out” of familiar content
To remove training wait-times and allow for automated Foundational Certification
How has OIT (Office of Instructional Technology) Responded to Faculty Feedback regarding training and quizzes?
Revised/removed potentially confusing questions
Added partial credit for multiple-select questions
Added self-checks and automatic feedback on right/wrong answers
Added prompt to contact OIT following 3rd quiz attempt to explore alternate options as appropriate
Do Faculty who completed Core DLE and/or Core Pedagogy in 2022 have to re-do either of those in Brightspace?
No, they do not have to repeat Core DLE or Core Pedagogy if they completed those in 2022
I completed Core DLE and Core Pegagogy in 2022, do I have anything I still need to do?
Yes, you still need to complete Core Accessibility (Module 3 in the Brightspace Foundational Training and Certification)
How much time should it take to do the training and certification?
OIT estimates 2 hours for each module if viewed in its entirety (6 total hours), although experienced online faculty are unlikely to need much time in Modules 2 and 3
Even highly skilled educators with online experience should expect 2 hours with Module 1 unless they have prior Brightspace experience
I’m not Certified yet, can I be listed in the Summer/Fall 2023 Course Schedule?
Yes. Chairs or Associate Deans should reach out to Dylan Hurley if they need assistance
Please complete the Foundational Training/Certification prior to the start of online classes
What are the Online Training and Certification Requirements?
Note: All trainings are accessed in Brightspace and taken at the individual’s own pace.