Professional Development Opportunities for Teaching Online 

Many instructional faculty and staff are looking for summer PD opportunities to learn about effective online teaching practices, and TCDC is here to help.

TCDC is offering a 3-day workshop Online Course Design and Delivery at LangaraIn this 3-day course, you will learn how to design an online course and engage students through effective teaching strategies and practices. You will also experience from a student’s perspective what online learning entails. Dates for this course are June 23-25July 7-9, and August 5-7.

In addition, workshops and webinars are continually added to the TCDC/EdTech calendar at Be sure to check this page regularly for new sessions.

Other PD opportunities you may want to consider include the following courses offered at Royal Roads University, Vancouver Community College, and BCcampus. 

Royal Roads University

RRU’s Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Fundamentals course is being offered twice this summer: July 6 to August 9 and August 24 to September 27. The course is $495. For more information and to register, go to

From their website: Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Fundamentals is a five-week online course that is focused on developing teaching skills for asynchronous online learning. Over the course of the five weeks, you will learn strategies to create active learning environments online for your students, facilitate or co-facilitate a pre-designed learning activity, and receive feedback from your peers. FLO Fundamentals gives you the opportunity to develop your online facilitation skills with other new and experienced facilitators. This workshop is designed for core faculty, associate faculty, and staff in facilitation or support roles of online or blended courses, regardless of experience level.

Vancouver Community College

VCC’s PIDP 3320 Facilitate Learning Online is a 6-week course with two summer offerings: July 6-August 14 or August 4-September 11. The cost is $336

From their website: Facilitating Learning Online Fundamental provides participants with the opportunity to facilitate a short, pre-designed online learning activity for other course participants, usually with a small group. Online tools such as polls and forums will be used to facilitate learning activities. Participants will practice providing useful feedback in an online setting to other participants as they facilitate their own activities. Participants will also engage in reflection each week focusing on what has been learned and how it might be applied to other contexts.

Check out their 1-minute video description.

PIDP 3320 is normally offered as part of the PIDP program; however, participants can register for this as a stand-alone course. To register, please contact VCC’s office to register.

VCC also has flexible start dates for their Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP) and Certificate in Online/eLearning Instruction, for those looking for more robust learning experiences to enhance their instructional skills and abilities.


BCcampus recently posted their 2020 calendar for Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) courses and MicroCourses.

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design  is being offered June 29 to July 24 and September 28 to October 25.

From their website: Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design is a complementary course to FLO Fundamentals, which supports educators to learn how to facilitate learning in asynchronous environments. FLO Design is focused on important elements of educational design and the intentional steps to developing effective learning environments.

BCcampus’ FLO MicroCourses are short (1-week), single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. Click on the hyperlinks for descriptions and registration information.

FLO MicroCourse – Design with Liberating Structures
June 15, 2020 – June 21, 2020 all-day

FLO MicroCourse – Considerations for Indigenizing Your Work
July 27, 2020 – August 2, 2020 all-day

FLO MicroCourse – Exploring a World of Open
August 10, 2020 – August 16, 2020 all-day

FLO MicroCourse – Make Your Course Intro Video
August 17, 2020 – August 23, 2020 all-day

FLO MicroCourse – Write a Compelling Discussion Prompt
August 24, 2020 – August 30, 2020 all-day

FLO MicroCourse – Deepening Empathy Through Reframing
September 21, 2020 – September 27, 2020 all-day

FLO MicroCourse – Acknowledging Traditional Indigenous Lands
December 7, 2020 – December 13, 2020 all-da