eLearning Instructor Post-Diploma Certificate

Take your online instructing to the next level!

Offered online with full-time and part-time options available!

Online instruction presents unique opportunities. By designing quality courses, engaging students in learning and providing excellent online instruction you will be able to develop a portfolio filled with in demand skills. If you are responsible for instructing online in your work environment, are preparing to enter the field of post-secondary education as a professional or graduate student, or are looking to develop your online instructing skills, the eLearning Instructor Certificate is for you.

Gain a new skill set

The eLearning Instructor Certificate, offered fully online, can be completed in 12 months of full-time study or in various part-time pathways.

We designed this certificate to prepare trainers and educators for instructing in an online environment.  The courses within the program will help you discover technology tools to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment.  You will improve your online instruction with the opportunity to practice and design online courses as well.  You will even take a course in gamification to engage learners and make it fun!

In your final course you will explore topics that are meaningful to you and relevant to your professional field through your Capstone project.

The full list of courses and their descriptions can be found here.

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution


A two year diploma or equivalent training from an accredited institution in any discipline


Provincial Trades Certificate or Red Seal Journeyperson’s Certificate.

*While the minimum admission requirement is a post-secondary level diploma, it is recommended to have a Bachelor’s Degree due to the research component in some of the courses.


Anticipated Pattern

Spring 2020:

  • INTR 400 Research and Reflective Practice
  • INTR 401 Quality Course Design

Summer 2020:

  • INTR 402 Assessment and Evaluation

Fall 2020:

  • ELRN 400: Contexts of Online Education
  • ELRN 401: Creating Community Asynchronously
  • ELRN 402: Synchronous Teaching and Tools

Winter 2021:

  • ELRN 404: Research Integration Capstone
  • ELRN 403: Gamification: Engaged Learning

For RDC’s official Academic Calendar, please click here

Computer requirements for online learning can be found here.