Instructional best practices

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Distance instructional iconOur staff and faculty are involved in a number of professional organizations and are constantly learning about new ways to improve online courses. These instructional best practices are great ways for you to improve assessment in your online course, connect with other faculty, and design interesting and engaging courses.

What Works Well in Online Teaching at PCC guide


Get to know your faculty mentor
Connect with these experienced online faculty for great ideas specific to your discipline.
Discover quality course design
Learn what we expect when reviewing a new online course.
Identify library resources
Don’t reinvent the wheel. Your faculty librarians have a wealth of resources tailored for your course.
Discover strategies for teaching online
Online courses are more than just content. These strategies will help your online students.
Enhance your course with media
Media can improve your course, support your learning objectives, and add your personal voice.
Discover professional organizations
Connect with professional organizations that are focused on online learning.
Improve your course management skills
These tips can help you foster an active course without spending too much time online.
Engage your students
Engaged students are more likely to meet course outcomes.
Evaluate your course for cheating opportunities
Look at some factors that may make it easier to cheat in your course.

Recent topics

Image and video use recommendations for online courses, part 1
August 24, 2015, Michael Moss
Image and video use recommendations for online courses, part 1Part 1 of 3 on posts about use of images and video in online courses with specific recommendations that help you manage media and select options that compliment but don't compromise your content.
Instructor presence: It can be ‘ruff’ for your online students…
August 3, 2015, Monica Marlo
Instructor presence: It can be 'ruff' for your online students...Monica Marlo discusses the efficacy of using instructor intro videos in online classes based on recent research.
Offsetting all the dates at once with Manage Dates tool
July 20, 2015, Andre Temkin
Find Manage Dates link under Manage Course widget or on Manage Course page.Learn how to change all your dates at ones using Offset option in the Manage Dates tools of D2L.
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