Introduction to ELOs (free online course)

Introduction to ELOs (free, self-paced online course)

In two and a half to five hours, learn:

  • What an ELO is
  • What people are needed on an ELO team
  • How to design an ELO
  • A step-by-step process for your first ELO

During the course you’ll create an ELO for a pretend student who loves yoga.

Note: this is a course about ELOs themselves, not how to set up an ELO program at your school.

Sample page from the course

About the course

  • Format: Self-paced, with open-ended start and finish dates. Frequent activities.
  • Estimated time to complete: 2.5 – 5 hours if you take the time to do all the activities. You can work at your own pace, on your own schedule.
  • Academic credit: There are no grades. You’ll be able to print a completion certificate at the end of the course.
  • Audience: preservice and inservice educators. Also suitable for parents, youth and community partners interested in learning more about ELOs.
  • Instructor: This course is self-paced and unmonitored. Answers to activities are supplied within the course. See below for resources to learn more about ELOs.
  • Prerequisites: none.

Modules page from the course

Course contents

The course is divided into six modules of varying lengths:

  1. Introduction (10 min)
  2. What is an ELO? What are the learning components? (35 min)
  3. Roles and Responsibilities within an ELO (25 min)
  4. Prerequisites to Designing an ELO (20 min)
  5. Using the Design Template (45 min)
  6. Completing the Design Template and Course Wrap-up (20 min)

Resources referenced in the course

ELO course lives in Canvas

Introduction to ELOs is available on a learning management platform called Canvas. You can take the course without registering. If you do set up an account, it will be easier to find the course in the future.