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Online Faculty Training

Online faculty training is designed to empower you as an online course developer and instructor to use best practices for your online course. The training covers basic online best practices and fundamental D2L tools. The course is online and can be completed on your schedule at any time. The entire course is designed to take approximately one hour.

Faculty members assigned to online courses should be added to the training automatically. Adjuncts or new employees without ETSU credentials can sign up below.

Online Faculty Training Registration
Use the registration form above to request access. Primary online instructors should be automatically registered each semester.

Online Training in D2L

Once registered, the training course can be found in D2L in the Training (_TRNG) semester. 

1. Select "Semester" on your My Home page in D2L. Make sure your Role is set to Student as well.

Semester Filter in D2L

2. Filter by the _TRNG Training Semester

Training Semester Filter

3. The course is FTNG-ONLINE-TRAINING - Online Faculty Training

Online Training Assessment

All ETSU faculty teaching synchronous or asynchronous online courses are required to complete training in online pedagogy and approved software applications adopted for online courses. The online training assessment will fulfill the Training Requirements for Online Faculty Policy, meeting SACS requirements for teaching online. The assessment is located inside D2L in the Online Faculty Training course.

The assessment is made up of 12 questions and can be retaken as many times as is nessessary. A score of 70% or higher is required to successfully complete the assessment at the minimal competency level.

Instructors and developers already experienced with teaching online may begin the assessment without completing the online training.

Alternative Training

Faculty may choose from several methods of training, including hands-on technical workshops provided by Academic Technology Services (ATS), one-on-one help sessions, or online training. Reach out to ATS for more information.

Academic Technology Services (ATS)
Training and support covering a range of technology and online pedagogy




Support Contact

Chelsie Dubay
Chelsie Dubay
Internet Program Support Coordinator

Support Contact

Stephanie Tweed
Stephanie Tweed
Instructional Design Coordinator


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