Our courses are designed to be flexible and immediately applicable. We are constantly adjusting our courses based on participant feedback to best to fit the needs of busy educators. However, successful completion requires time and commitment on your part. Please review the answers below for our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will it take to complete a course?

Our courses are designed to be completed in 15-20 hours over a roughly 3-week period of time. Every situation is different, and you may choose to take more or less time, depending upon multiple factors. We recommend setting aside at least one hour per weekday to successfully complete the course. Our courses walk you through manageable steps every few days and over 90% of participants are able to complete the course within the allotted timeframe. There are no assignments on weekends, but you may use weekend time to catch up if you choose.

Are the courses self-paced?

Each course is offered completely online and is facilitated by a live expert facilitator. There are no live meetings to attend, but it is NOT a self-paced course. There are specific due dates for assignments every few days and everyone is encouraged to work at a similar pace for the benefits of collegial discussion. You will want to be sure to select a session in which you are able to actively participate on most days during the allotted timeframe.

What does it mean that the courses are offered in a fully-online asynchronous format?

Our courses are offered in a fully-online asynchronous format through the Canvas software. There are no real-time meetings, but active participation and specific due dates keep the group working together and sharing constructive feedback and ideas at each step of the process.

For example, there is typically a syllabus assignment and welcome introduction due on the first day, the second day may entail watching a short video, reading through a lesson, and responding to a teaching issue in a discussion. As the course progresses and you develop your own materials, there are often a few days between assignment submission due dates.

We understand that everyone has their own commitments outside of this course. The due dates are suggested and targeted to keep the group working together as much as possible.

What will I need to do to successfully complete the course?

To successfully complete, you will need to (a) organize your time in such a way that you can thoughtfully and thoroughly complete all course activities, (b) keep up with the pace of the course, (c) fully participate in online discussion forums by posting thoughtful and substantive initial posts and replies to your colleagues, and (d) complete all assignments according to the 80% standard for successful completion noted in the course syllabus. After successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Will I need to buy a book?

At this time, a book is required for most of our courses, including Teach Students How to Learn, Advancing Equity-Based Online Teaching, and Designing a Motivational Syllabus courses. You may use an e-book or paper copy version and can obtain the book on your own, or, discounted e-book purchase information is available through the publisher during registration. A book is NOT required for either of the Significant Learning by Design courses.

What technology and skills will I need?

Each course is delivered in the Canvas Learning Management System. You do not need to be familiar with Canvas to successfully complete the course. Application activities can be completed using Microsoft Word. Standard skills such as the ability to send and receive email, use word processing software, navigate the Internet, download and attach documents and locate downloaded documents on your computer should be sufficient. Since the course is delivered totally online it is, however, important that you have daily access to a computer and consistent, reliable broadband/high speed Internet access.

How do I access the course?

Our courses are offered through Canvas software at the following website: http://canvas.instructure.com. You will need to create or activate a free account at this Canvas website to participate in the course.

The day the course opens, you will receive an email invitation to the course from “notifications@instructure.com” (also called “Canvas Free for Teachers”). Click on the “Get Started” link in that email to access the course.

If you do not receive a separate course invitation via email, please check your junk mail or spam folders. Or, you can go directly to canvas.instructure.com

What if I don’t see the course in my Canvas account?

The course is offered on the Canvas/Instructure platform found at canvas.instructure.com. 

If you use Canvas at your institution, please note that we use a website that is different and not connected to any institutional Canvas sites. You will need to go to canvas.instructure.com to access our courses.

You will need to create a new account and password if you have not used this site before. This is where you will go every day to participate in the course. 

What can I expect to take away from the course?

Each course contains several kinds of learning opportunities: reading, videos, applied work on a course of your own, and individual, personal feedback on your work from a course facilitator AND other colleagues and participants in the course. By the end of the course, you should have the beginning of a new (or reignited) vision for the kind of learning that can happen for learners in your course and a set of tools, skills, work products, and resources for successfully implementing that vision in courses of your own.

How do I register for a course?

To register individually for a course, visit the Register Now page and fill out the form. You may pay by personal or institution check, credit card, or bank transfer. If you have any questions regarding registration, payment, or payment options, be sure to contact us directly at info@intentionalcollegeteaching.org.

If you are part of a special cohort group, or are interested in registering a group of individuals, please contact us directly for an expedited process.

What happens after I complete the registration process?

Once you are registered, please put the course dates on your calendar and block off at least one hour per weekday to participate. The week before your course begins, you will receive a welcome email with further details. You will need to create or activate your account with http://canvas.instructure.com once the course opens.

What if I register or begin the course, but am not able to complete the course after all?

We know that everyone is juggling multiple personal and professional responsibilities, so please consider carefully prior to enrolling if you have the necessary hours available to complete the course within the allotted dates. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy (below) before registering. If you find that you must cancel your registration or withdraw from a course, contact us immediately.

What if the course dates listed don’t work for me?

Our courses are facilitated by expert faculty and are scheduled to be offered throughout the year. If the dates listed do not fit your schedule, you can try to find like-minded colleagues to schedule your own dates (available for groups of 8 or more). Or, be sure to sign up for our occasional newsletter to stay informed of upcoming dates.

Can I arrange a course just for my institution?

Absolutely! We can create a dedicated course session with customized dates (pending availability) for groups of 8 or more participants. Please contact us at info@intentionalcollegeteaching.org and we will be happy to work with you.

How much do the courses cost?

Our courses are not self-paced. Each course enrollment is $495/participant, which includes personalized guidance and feedback from an expert facilitator during the course dates. Most courses also require the book for completion.

Groups of 4 or more receive a 10% discount.

The course cost includes:

  • Expert guidance through an established, step-by-step process
  • Personalized feedback at every step from an experienced facilitator
  • Mini-lessons with videos, resources, tips, and advice created by the book authors
  • Current resources and new ideas that build on the content in the book
  • Examples from past faculty participants from a variety of disciplines and institutions
  • Collegial discussion with like-minded college educators
  • Flexible asynchronous format with targeted due dates to keep the group working together
  • Equity-minded practices underlying every course
  • Immediate application of strategies and methods to your own course and context

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy


Cancellation by Individual Participant:  Cancellations received prior to the “Register By” date are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received after the “Register By” date but before the start date of the course are eligible for a 50% refund. Refunds can only be credited by check back to the original payee. Cancellations received after the course commences (the start date of the course or event) are not eligible for a refund.

Individual Withdrawal from the Course: If you believe that you will not be able to complete the course and must withdraw after the course begins (which includes the first day of the course), please be aware that refunds are NOT applied except in the case of extreme emergency. If you must withdraw from the course, you are welcome to enroll in another session at another time, but you will be required to pay the full course fee again. We recognize that everyone is juggling multiple personal and professional responsibilities, so please carefully ensure prior to the first day that you have the necessary time available to complete the course. We are also juggling the scheduling of courses, enrollments, and hiring expert faculty facilitators.

If you find that you must cancel your registration or withdraw from the course, please contact your facilitator and email us at info@intentionalcollegeteaching.org immediately.

Cancellation or Withdrawal for Institutional Groups: Registrations that are part of an Institutional Group (participants are part of a dedicated section and/or paid for as a group by their institution) are not eligible for a refund. Institutional groups have the option of substituting a registration for a different participant up until three days after the course commences. Institutional group payments are due 2 weeks before the course start date. After that time, unpaid balances are subject to a late payment fee of 3.75% every 30 days.

Cancellation by Intentional College Teaching: Intentional College Teaching reserves the right to cancel a course or event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the course or event non-viable. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event or course, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same or a different course of the same type at a future date.