OpenEd Job Posting 107

Teaching Opportunity | Course Instructor – Fundamentals of Records and Information Management (Winter 2025)

Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) at the University of Guelph is recruiting a course instructor to deliver a new course within the Privacy and Information Management certificate program (formerly Certificate in Information, Management, Privacy, and Access). The course is delivered within our school business operations and administration certificate programs.

The course, Fundamentals of Records and Information Management examines the foundational components of a records and information management program and how it plays an important role in ensuring organizations have the information, processes, and technology that they need to be effective and efficient, including responding to requests for access to information.

Course Format

The course is delivered in an online synchronous format. Synchronous course instructors at the University of Guelph are supported by staff with expertise in adult continuing education, led by a program manager who assists instructors in developing the course content and assessments based on the course description, learning outcomes, and topic areas provided.

The school business operations and administration courses are non-degree credit courses. Courses are delivered using CourseLink (the University of Guelph’s learning management system, powered by D2L Brightspace) and Zoom video conferencing. Each course is typically offered once per year and involves 30 contact hours with students.

Course Instructor Responsibilities

Course Planning:

  • Participate in planning meetings to establish project timelines and design considerations (learner profile, course outcomes, course topics, instructional materials, activities, and assessments)
  • Write course content within an established framework (units, lessons, readings, activities, assessments) and course learning outcomes
  • Select learning resources and develop student resources as required
  • Develop learning activities to reinforce key skills and allow students to apply new knowledge practically
  • Review course outline and set daily agendas
  • Participate in a quality review and revision process

Course Facilitation:

  • Actively facilitate the course through live synchronous sessions using Zoom and asynchronous interactions using CourseLink (e.g., answering student questions, posting reminder announcements)
  • Support student success by communicating with students on their progress and providing meaningful written feedback on assignments


  • A university degree from an accredited institution with expertise in the subject
  • At least three years’ experience in a privacy and access role; you are knowledgeable of current resources and research and can engage students in the central concepts supporting the subject matter.
  • Exceptional written communication skills; you can communicate effectively with students and are competent at using communication tools such as email and Zoom. You have the ability and desire to learn the software required to successfully develop an online course. Experience with a learning management system is an asset.
  • Teaching experience in an online environment; you show a dedication to teaching and learning, understand adult learning principles, and are committed to delivering courses online.
  • A commitment to meeting timelines; you can balance the competing priorities for your time and ensure they do not interfere with delivering the course.
  • Access to the internet and computer technology to participate in the course, including access to audio and video equipment and software; you have the equipment to participate and complete the work required to develop an online course.

To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume/CV with a cover letter that outlines your education and experience, how you meet the stated qualifications, and why you want to be part of this continuing education online program.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 26, 2024 to:

Open Learning and Educational Support
University of Guelph
Instructor Fee: $5,500 CA, exclusive of HST

The University of Guelph and OpenEd

The University of Guelph is a public university in Ontario, Canada. Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) provides many continuing education opportunities, including certificates and a diploma related to business operations and administration, offered in partnership with the Ontario Association of School Business Officials (OASBO).

Continuing Education at OpenEd

Continuing Education at OpenEd provides innovative, high-quality professional development programs that reflect the unique teaching expertise and research strengths of the University of Guelph. We offer over 100 courses delivered to students in 26 countries, creating a network of learners who bring a rich, diverse cultural experience to our courses and programs.

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