Empowered Digital Teacher for Online Learning (EDT4OL) is an open online course and its time to get started. The course materials are hosted on this web site.

Learners are required to submit an Acceptance Portfolio to gain entry to the course. Cohorts are restricted to 30 students due to the high levels of facilitation needed on this intermediate level course. We want you to succeed!

After achieving the Acceptance Portfolio Badge, learners participate and interact using their own personal learning environments. We will show you how to set these up during Session 0 once you have been accepted to the course.

The purpose of this page is to help you find your way around this course site so you can start preparing your Acceptance Portfolio.

5 things you should do before starting the course

  1. Register on this course site by clicking on the user icon () in the site menu.
    This will enable you to post comments using WEnotes and ensure that you receive course instructions via email. (Note: As an open course, registration is not mandatory and we will post copies of the course announcements on the course site.)
  2. Review the course guide, in particular the:
  3. Please complete the Pre-course survey online. (This will help us to better support students on this course).
  4. Post a comment on the course site to say hello to your fellow learners:
    • See instructions in the activity below.
  5. Commence work on preparing your Acceptance Portfolio


Purpose: Greet fellow learners while confirming you can post comments and locate the the course feed page.

  1. Log in to the course website by clicking on the “Log In/Create account” link above.
  2. After you have logged in, a text area should appear below where you can post a comment.
  3. Type a comment in the text area to say hello to your fellow learners and tell us why you are taking the course.
  4. Click the “Post comment” button and after a few seconds you comment should appear in the course feed.
  5. Navigate to the Course feed page by clicking on “Interactions” in the main menu above, and selecting the “Course feed” option.

You must be logged in to post to WEnotes.

Note: Your comment will be displayed in the course feed.