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The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added. Want reminders of what teaching sessions are coming up soon? Join our CITL listserv by sending an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to, and in the body of the message write only the following:  subscribe CITL

MCOT - Master Course in Online Teaching*

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Professional Development
CITL - Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Nov 6, 2024   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
David Favre
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* Limited Registration

CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies that extends what was presented during previous teaching academies. Prior participation in an instructional development series is not required but professional experience with university level instruction is strongly encouraged.

This synchronous version of MCOT will be limited to a small cohort to form our supportive learning community. The course contains 4 modules which have a modest weekly time commitment of approximately 4 - 5 hours. We will explore the following topics:

  • Module 1 - Designing Your Online Course
  • Module 2 - Developing Your Learning Community
  • Module 3 - Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course
  • Module 4 - Motivating Your Students to Excel


Certificates will be presented to those who complete all course requirements.

  • Complete each module deliverable
  • Complete each Tech Tools assignment
  • Attend 3 of 4 synchronous course meetings

Teaching Excellence - Topics addressed in this workshop relate to the following elements of the Definition of Teaching Excellence at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: 

  • Well-designed
  • Well-delivered
  • Inclusive and ethical
  • Reflective and evolving

Join us as we learn together from online teaching experts from around the world and right here at Illinois. The course opens on Wednesday October 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am - 1:00pm on the following four Wednesdays - October 30 and November 6, 13, & 20.

Please register only if you can commit to the above dates and the estimated weekly time commitment. If you would like to participate at your own pace, contact David Favre to register for the asynchronous version on Canvas.

For more information, please contact David Favre (Teaching and Learning Specialist, CITL) at

For more teaching information, visit our main CITL web site.  To join our CITL listserv, send an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to, and in the body of the message write only the following: subscribe CITL

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