Online Onboard

Instruction for designing and teaching online courses
AMS Online Onboard

Online Onboard supports AMS-affiliated teacher education programs in learning how to design and teach online courses.

We understand the value of being able to offer high quality online education to adult learners. AMS is proud to be to provide teacher education programs with access to Canvas, a learning management system for online classes. We also offer a variety of educational opportunities to learn how to design and teach online and to learn how to use Canvas.

For information about Canvas, to have a Canvas sub-account for your TEP, or for questions about our learning opportunities contact AMS lead online learning instructional designer, Jill Segerman, PhD, at

For Instructors

Getting Started Online

This online class focuses on best practices for designing and developing online learning courses. It balances an understanding of the pedagogy of online learning with practical applications in Canvas, our learning management system. The class is cohort-based, so learners move through the class together. The weekly assignments and activities support you in designing your own online class. You will end the class with a class map and strategies for building instructor presence and building a community in online learning.

For: Instructors in AMS-affiliated teacher education programs 
Time commitment: 6 weeks | 7 – 10 hours per week 
CPD hours: 12 - A certificate of AMS Professional Development Hours will be emailed upon completion. An opportunity to purchase a CEU certificate for 1.2 CEUs will also be made available upon completion of the class at a cost of $28.

Cost: $75.00

Upcoming Start Dates
  • January 23, 2023

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Online Onboard: Teaching Online

For: Learners who have completed Online Onboard: Getting Started 

Cost: None* 

This self-paced class will provide techniques and technology for teaching online, moving from the design phase to the teaching phase.

Learn time-saving strategies, building teacher presence, and technology as a tool for interacting and providing feedback to students. 

*Learners who have completed Getting Started Online Onboard are automatically enrolled in Online Onboard: Teaching Online. 

Introduction to Online Learning

This self-paced class was created for you to share with your current and future online learners. The class provides information on how to prepare for being successful as an online learner. It also includes information about using Canvas. This class does not require enrollment and is available at no cost. It is available by sharing the link below.

Introduction to Online Learning

For: Adult Learners

Cost: None

New Administrator Offerings

Canvas Administration

This self-paced class explores Canvas, our learning management system. Learn how to create new classes, enroll adult learners, add instructors, and track what is going in in your TEP’s Canvas sub-account. One member of each TEP will need to complete this class before a TEP is assigned its own Canvas sub-account.

Canvas Conversations

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 PM (ET) to talk about Canvas, and online learning in teacher education programs. Each month, online instructors and TEP directors get together to discuss what is on our minds, ask questions, and share ideas.

Join the conversation.

Contact Jill to Get Started