Pathway to Pivot to Online Teaching, QLT Certificate

This pathway includes a flexible approach to meet your needs and interests. You can participate in the four-week online course that includes a range of online learning and teaching topics, complete the QLT course structure review, and/or have a QLT Collegial Teaching observation on your course. Or, you can choose to do all three to earn the QLT Certificate.

Faculty compensation based on certification that includes completion of:

  • Pivot to Online Learning and Teaching four-week course (can substitute the CSU Q1 Intro to Teaching Online course) = $750
  • QLT Self-review, Course Structure Review, or QLT Collegial Teaching Observation during AY20-21 = $750

Pivot to Online Learning and Teaching Course

A four-week, fully online, asynchronous experiential course that will include a “Humboldt Online Learning & Teaching Toolkit” containing a variety of resources to support your exploration and innovation in teaching, learning, and technology. The four-week course includes ~5 hours per week engaging in the following topics:

  • Introduction to Online Learning and Teaching
  • Designing Online Student Experiences
  • Creating a Community of Engaged Learning
  • Designing Online Assessment and Content
  • Reflecting on Learning and Course Design

Pivot Course Commitments

  • Engage in the course ~5 hours per week
  • Complete all course activities
  • Share at least one completely designed/redesigned activity/assignment/artifact for the Pivot Teaching Showcase

First Session: June 15, 2020 - July 12, 2020
Second Session: July 20 - August 16, 2020

Meets QLT "Core 24"

Humboldt faculty are committed to offering high quality learning experiences to meet the needs of all students across all modalities. Developing and designing quality online and blended/hybrid courses include both challenges and strengths that are unique to the digital environment. Course review is a voluntary process that includes opportunities for reflection and engagement in the iterative process as we design and teach in digital spaces.

QLT Self-review

QLT Self-review

QLT self-review involves two steps.

Step 1: Use the Humboldt QLT Guide/Instrument to conduct a self-review of your course for fall/beyond.

  • Please provide the course name, number, CRN, and semester.
  • For each "Core 24" objective (highlighted in yellow), write Met or Not Met in the respective column. In each Feedback row, provide the location in your course where the objective is met by adding a link(s) and any comments

Step 2: When completed, subit your QLT Self-Review document to the Digitally Enhanced Teaching Hub (requires self-enroll).

QLT Collegial Teaching Observation

QLT Collegial Teaching Observation

If you choose to have a QLT Collegial Teaching Observation once the course is in session, you can send a request to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at and include your QLT Self-review to be shared with a peer reviewer. The CTL will coordinate a certified faculty peer reviewer to conduct the teaching observation, which will use the QLT Guide/Instrument (with specific focus on Section 5: Facilitation). Once complete, the CTL will provide you with a confidential report of the teaching observation and findings.

Teaching Enrichment Plan (optional)

Teaching Enrichment Plan (optional)

Teaching is an ongoing process that provides opportunities to reflect and grow. The Teaching Enrichment Plan (TEP) is a tool to help you chart your own teaching action plan that can be used as a guide in exploring goals, strengths, and opportunities to further your teaching. The Center for Teaching and Learning is here to partner with you in your development journey.

Registration for Summer 2020 is now CLOSED. Register for the Pathway for Digitally Enhanced Teaching to access our live and self-paced workshops!