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Welcome to Teaching at UMD

Time limit: 731 days


Full course description

Course Description

This digital course called Welcome to Teaching at UMD will cover introductory information you need to teach at UMD.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 5-part training, you will:

  • Access and demonstrate basic knowledge of UMD syllabi, classrooms, and learning technology needed to prepare for teaching.


  1. Connect to UMD's Digital Systems
  2. Develop Your Welcoming Syllabus
  3. Compile Your Course Materials
  4. Prepare for Class
  5. Get Ongoing Support


This digital course consists of five lessons. Altogether, the course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, depending on how much you explore the content. Additional resources or tips for further exploration are provided. Each lesson culminates in a knowledge check to confirm what you have learned and move on to the next lesson.

Intended Audience

UMD faculty, staff, and graduate students


Once you have engaged with all of the pages and completed all of the assignments in this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Open Learning. If you have questions or issues receiving your certificate of completion, please email

Keep an eye out for announcements to come soon about similar offerings from the University of Maryland's Teaching Academy. Once the Teaching Academy is live, you will be able to apply your completion of this digital course towards that non-credit certificate program!

Sign up for this course today!