Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment is one of four microcredentials available in ACUE's Course in Effective Online Teaching Practices. Modules in this credential present practices for welcoming students to online learning, promoting civil online learning environments, engaging underprepared students in online learning, helping students persist in online learning, embracing diversity in online learning, providing useful feedback for online learning, and checking for student understanding in online learning.
Individuals who earn this certificate have satisfied the expectations of the ACUE microcredential Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment, including successful completion of at least 6 modules aligned to ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework. Certificate holders have demonstrated knowledge of and skill in implementing teaching practices that promote student achievement. Certificate holders typically have invested approximately 12.5 hours to meet course requirements.
In ACUE's module Welcoming Students to Online Learning, faculty learn how to plan ahead to ensure a successful course launch, help students understand course expectations, and build a community of learners through the use of introductory discussion posts and ice breakers. 
Awarded December 21, 2020
In ACUE's module Promoting Civil Online Learning Environments, faculty learn how to work with students to set expectations for a civil online learning environment. In addition, the module includes practices for appropriately addressing low-, mid-, and high-level challenges to the online learning environment. 
Awarded January 7, 2021
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