Online Trainings with a Community Feel
Eager-to-Learn (ETL) online trainings are multi-week, teacher-led courses that utilize message board discussions and weekly live chat discussions. Students review assigned course materials and participate in board discussions. Mandatory live chat discussions are scheduled for one evening during the week, typically for 45 minutes, and elaborate on the content covered.
- Registration requires a Develop account. If you do not have a Develop account, you can create one at developtoolmn.org.
- Registration and payment must be completed online through the Develop secure website. If you register for a training listed on this page, you will be routed to Develop to complete registration.
- Registrations will not be accepted over the phone, by mail, or by fax.
- Payment must be made by using a credit or debit card. Checks will not be accepted. Students are not registered for a course until payment is received in full.
- Register early! Enrollment for ETL courses closes one week prior to the course start date. No registrations are accepted after the enrollment close date.
- For assistance with Develop accounts, such as login information and profile updates, please contact the Develop helpdesk directly. You can reach the Develop helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 651.431.4794.
- Upon completion of the course, a certificate will NOT be sent. Instead, your Develop Learning Record will serve as proof of training completion. You may access your learning record at developtoolmn.org.
- Eager-to-Learn will cancel courses with fewer than five students. If a course is canceled, students will be notified no later than one week prior to the start of the course and will receive a full refund.
- Students who cancel their registration one week prior to the course start date may be eligible for a refund.
|Length of Course||In-Service Hours Earned||Total Cost|
|3-week course||8 hours||$40.00|
|4-week course||12 hours||$60.00|
|5-week course||16 hours||$80.00|
|6-week course||32 hours||$130.00|
Deciding if Online Learning is Right for You
Preparing for an Online Course
How do I access Eager-to-Learn?
To access Eager-to-Learn, you will need to have a Develop account. To create an account, go to the Eager-to-Learn website and click on "Sign in with Develop."
Click on "Create an Account Now" and enter your information.
Once you have created your account, you will receive an email with your Develop ID and password.
How do I register for an Eager-to-Learn course?
Register for Eager-to-Learn trainings by visiting the Course Schedule & Registrations section on the Eager-to-Learn website. You can also search for Eager-to-Learn trainings on Develop.
Eager-to-Learn training registration must be completed online using a credit or debit card. Registrations will not be accepted over the phone, by mail, or by fax.
How do I log in to an Eager-to-Learn classroom?
To log in to an Eager-to-Learn classroom, click on "Sign in with Develop" from the Eager-to-Learn homepage. Enter your Individual ID and Develop password to sign in. You will automatically be taken to your My Courses page.
Simply click on the name of the course you want to access. Please note, if you have not paid for a course you will not be able to view it.
What do I do if I forgot my password?
From the Eager-to-Learn homepage, click on "Sign in with Develop." On the next screen, click on the link "Forgot user id or password?"
What do I need to take an Eager-to-Learn course?
You may use any computer with a current Windows or Macintosh operating system. You will also need a personal e-mail account and reliable internet access via telephone line (dial-up), DSL, or cable. If you are using a telephone line to connect to the internet, you should allow yourself additional time for connecting and completing assignments.
Some additional software may be necessary. This commonly includes:
Word Processing Software
This is a program that allows users to read and edit word documents. Some common examples include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, and Corel WordPerfect. If you do not have any of these programs, the Open Office software package is available as a free download.
Slideshow Viewing Software
This software allows you to view slideshow presentations, most commonly created using Microsoft PowerPoint. The Open Office software package (see above) includes slideshow viewing software. As an alternative, Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer is also available as a free download.
Which internet browser should I use?
We recommend the most current version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.
How does the course chatroom work?
Below is an overview of the chatroom feature:
- Every course has its own chatroom. The link is located at the top of each course homepage.
- Users can view all activity from the beginning of the session, so if you lose internet connection you can log back in and see what you missed.
- Chat text comes in from the top so your eyes focus on one position regardless of the message length.
- Instructors names appear in red for easy visual tracking.
- User names drop off the list if inactivity exceeds five minutes. If this occurs, enter a message and your name re-appears.
- The chat box and text can be resized.
- Instructors post transcripts immediately after the chat is finished. They can be viewed on the chat page in all classrooms (underneath the "Chat Now" button). You must refresh the chat page to view a transcript immediately after a chat.