University of West Florida

Academic Technology Center



The AskATC knowledge base has been created to answer your questions about designing, developing, implementing, and teaching online courses.

Need help with your course?

Contact Our Instructional Designers:

Cindy Mersereau:
Phone: 850-474-3291

June Watkins:
Phone: 850-474-3165

Lior Flum:
Phone: 850-473-7239

Quality Online Instructor Certificate

The Quality Online Instructor Certificate is awarded to faculty who successfully complete the Quality Online Certificate program offered through ATC.

The course descriptions are:

Designing a Quality Online/Blended Course (6-week, fully online course)

This course requires roughly 2 hours per week to complete. Designing a Quality Online Course is for all faculty or instructors who plan to develop an online or blended course. The purpose of this course is to facilitate faculty’s online/blended course design and development process. The ATC course facilitators work collaboratively with faculty to help translate what normally occurs in a traditional classroom to an appropriate online/blended mode or perhaps a new approach to accomplishing the same instructional goals and objectives.

This course focuses on:

  • Understanding the QM rubric
  • Planning your online/blended course
  • Designing your course in eLearning
  • Online assessments
  • Student engagement strategies

Teaching a Quality Online/Blended Course (6-week, fully online course)

This course requires about 3-5 hours per week to complete. The purpose of this six-week online course is to facilitate the implementation of instructional strategies that have been proven through the research to be essential to successful online/blended teaching and is facilitated by a QM Faculty Scholar.

This course focuses on:

  • Facts and fallacies of online/blended education
  • Instructor roles and responsibilities in the online/blended classroom
  • Instructor communication/feedback
  • Facilitating interaction/instructor presence
  • Online learning communities
  • Effective time management
  • Bells and whistles/course technology

Please visit the Reservation Desk for upcoming class dates and to reserve your seat.


Quality Online Instructor Certificates Awarded

Spring 2013

  1. Michele Anthony
  2. Steve Bridges
  3. Melissa Brode
  4. Dawn Fountain
  5. Caroll Hobbs
  6. Robert Isosaari
  7. Lesley Keck
  8. Melinda Lewis
  9. Sheila Murphy
  10. Tonya Nascimento
  11. Erika Phan-Lung
  12. Celeste Romp
  13. Anita Solarski
  14. Aileen Trotter
  15. Karen Valaitis

Fall 2012

  1. Valencia Davis
  2. Jessica Guthrie
  3. Preston Obray
  4. John Pecore
  5. Michael Trevathan

Summer 2012

  1. James Dickson
  2. Patricia Malley
  3. Melissa Stewart
  4. Debra Vinci

Spring 2012

  1. Karen Barth
  2. Angela Blackburn
  3. Karla Caillouet
  4. Maria (Pilar) Cortes
  5. Elizabeth (Anne) Henderson
  6. Kjersten Holden
  7. Wil Hugli
  8. Kevin Krieger
  9. Kathryn (Leah) Lewis
  10. Bethany Lohmiller
  11. Rebecca McBride
  12. Cindy Mersereau
  13. Patricia Posey-Goodwin
  14. Leauna Stone
  15. Melissa Venezia
  16. Jun Wei

Fall 2011

  1. Monica Beck
  2. Linda-Suzanne Borgen
  3. Eric Bostwick
  4. Sara Evans
  5. Michelle Gaudette
  6. Chasidy Hobbs
  7. Maureen Howard
  8. Giang-Nguyen Nguyen
  9. Petra Schuler
  10. Lori Smailes
  11. Jamie Snyder
  12. Doug Waggle
  13. June Watkins

Summer 2011

  1. Jack Azzaretto
  2. Enid Sisskin

    Call or email Cindy Mersereau, 474-3291 or or Karen Barth, 473-7291 or for more information.
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