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.


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.

Recent topics

Back it up
April 14, 2014, Andy Freed
D2L files in the file manager and on the desktopBack up your course. An irrefutable best practice.
Best Practice? A BEST way to teaching something to everyone?
April 9, 2014, Steve Beining
A drawing of a chalkboard with the words best practices written on it with cursive scriptReflection on the phrase "Best Practice" and how it relates to good practice, smart practice, continuous improvement, and the role of our department and this blog.
Great tips for creating educationally effective audio/video content
March 17, 2014, Andre Temkin
Decorative image of a film projectorAudio and video instructional materials can enhance your courses, increase engagement, and improve learning outcomes if used effectively.
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