A course that is certified by ATLAS TLT is typically referred to as an LAS Online-certified course, and it is deemed certified because it complies with the following laws and LAS policies:

  1. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Law (also referred to as “accessibility”)
  2. Copyright Law
  3. FERPA Law
  4. Identity Verification Policy
  5. Scheduling & Frequency Policy

Although many courses in the College of LAS are offered in an online format, only courses that go through a detailed review and approval process can become certified. These certified LAS courses are referred to as LAS Online Certified and can participate in the per-IU preferential revenue-sharing model if they meet the LAS Online requirements for certification. Uncertified courses are not eligible to participate in the per-IU preferential revenue-sharing model available for Winter and Summer terms.

ATLAS applies the requirements outlined below on a case-by-case basis while being sensitive to pedagogical needs as determined by the instructor.

Departments are asked to fill out and submit a spreadsheet reporting the courses they will offer in the summer and winter terms. Typically, there are three scenarios that could cause a course to be reviewed or not certified:

  • Changes to the course that impact legal requirements (ADA, Copyright, and FERPA).
  • Non-compliance with the LAS Identity Verification or Scheduling & Frequency policies.
  • Course age. If three years have elapsed since an online course was developed or since it underwent a substantial revision, the course may be reviewed to ensure it still meets legal requirements and college policies as stated above.

You can read the policies on the LAS Online Policies & Guidelines page and review the details on ADA, Copyright, and FERPA in CITL’s Online Course Quality Checklist. For full details on why a course may be reviewed or not certified please see the LAS Online Course Certification Process page.