Online Tools and Resources

Online learning can be a challenging transition from traditional, in-person courses. Because the CMDA Certificate is fully online, you might have questions about how online learning works. Below are some tools and resources at your disposal. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email Tricia Donovan for help.


The online learning management system where each of your courses reside.

VCL Cloud

The virtual computing lab, a dashboard-enabled virtual computing lab for creating Windows/Linux instances using Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Online Learning Support

Find the tools and resources you need to succeed in online education from our Learning Technologies department at the University of Maryland.

Additional Online Learning Resources

US News and World Report: 5 Tips to Succeed in an Online Course

Us News and World Report: 4 Time Management Tips for Online Students

Online Learning Insights: Five-Step Strategy for Student Success with Online Learning