For more information and to register for an offering, please go to OLC Institute Schedule and check the corresponding “Type” filter. Then click on the title and then “Details” on the cohort date you are interested in.

OLC Institute Badges

The OLC Institute for Professional Development provides participants with the opportunity to earn various digital badges for completing specific workshops in our catalog of offerings. Earning these badges allows you to showcase newly earned skills and knowledge. 

Please note that you must complete ALL workshops (unless otherwise noted) listed under the specific badge to be eligible, and complete them within one calendar year. Badges are not issued for individual workshops. Note that badges are not being issued for programs started prior to either 2018 or 2019, depending on the badge (the specific year is listed below each badge).

Workshops

Accessibility Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete at least 4 of the 5 of the following workshops:
    • Fundamentals: ADA & Web Accessibility
    • Designing with Accessibility in Mind
    • Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles to Online Courses to Increase Accessibility and Engagement
    • Strategic Planning for Web Accessibility
    • Disability Equity in Online Environments
  • Note that the Accessibility badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2018.

Advanced Instructional Designer (Badge)

  • Must register and successfully complete ALL of the following courses:
    • Project Management for Instructional Designers
    • Applying the Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences to Instructional Design
    • Introduction to Research Methods for the Instructional Designer Community
    • Data Stories: An Introduction to Data Visualization
  • Note that the Advanced Instructional Designer badge is not being issued for courses started prior to 2019.

Copyright Compliance & Fair Use Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete ALL of the following workshops:
    • Copyright & Fair Use, Part I: Fundamentals
    • Copyright & Fair Use, Part II: From Court Decisions to “Best Practices”
  • Note that the Copyright Compliance & Fair Use badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2018.

Faculty Foundations Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete ALL of the following workshops:
    • Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty
    • Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty
    • Managing Faculty Workload
  • Note that the Faculty Foundations badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2019.

Gamification Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete ALL of the following workshops:
    • Designing Gamified Learning Environments
    • Designing Game-Based Learning
  • Note that the Gamification badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2019.

Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods Badge 

  • Must register and successfully complete ALL of the following workshops:
    • Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part 1 – Personas
    • Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part 2 – Experience Mapping
    • Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part 3 – Prototyping
  • Note that the Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2019.

Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete ALL of the following workshops:
    • Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Part I: Bringing Theory to Practice
    • Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Part II: Applying Theory to Practice
  • Note that the Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2019.

New to Online: Essentials Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete ALL of the following workshops:
    • New to Online: Essentials Part I: Getting Started
    • New to Online Essentials, Part II: Converting Your Course
    • New to Online Essentials Part III: Course Design Basics
  • Note that the New to Online: Essentials badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2018.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete ALL of the following workshops:
    • OER, Part I: Exploring Open Educational Resources
    • OER, Part II: Implementing Open Educational Resources
  • Note that the OER badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2019.

OSCQR Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete the following workshop:
    • Course Quality Review (OSCQR)
  • Note that the OSCQR badge is not being issued for workshops started prior to 2018.

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Certificate Programs

Advanced Online Teaching Certificate (AOTC) Program Badge

  • Participants earn a badge for this program once they register and successfully complete the 12-week Advanced Online Teaching Certificate program course.
  • Note that the AOTC badge is not being issued for any program that started prior to 2018.

Instructional Designer Certificate Program Badge

  • Must register and successfully complete all of the 4 courses in the ID Certificate Program, which include:
    • ID1: Helping Faculty with New Course Development
    • ID2: Curating and Evaluating Resources for Faculty
    • ID3: Professional Foundations: Collaborating, Researching, and Networking
    • ID4: Course Quality Review
  • Note that the Instructional Designer Certificate Program badge is not being issued for any program that started prior to 2018.

Online Teaching Certificate (OTC) Program

  • There are two badges available for this program:
    • Online Teaching Certificate Foundation Course Badge (earned when the participant successfully completes the 10-week foundation course)
    • Online Teaching Certificate Program Badge (earned when the participant successfully completes the entire Online Teaching Certificate Program – Foundation plus 3 Workshops)
  • Note that the OTC badges are not being issued for any program that started prior to 2018.

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Mastery Series

  • A badge is available for EACH Mastery Series (6 available badges), providing that the participant has successfully completed the offering (i.e., submitted each required assignment and earned a 90% or higher as final course score). This includes:
    • Instructional Design Mastery Series
    • Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice
    • Quality Scorecard Mastery Series
    • Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series
    • Online Science Labs Mastery Series
    • Online Nursing Mastery Series
  • Please note that badges will not be issued for Mastery Series started prior to 2018.

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