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

Efficiency or Bust
October 13, 2014, Ann Cary
High EfficencyAnn Cary discusses the challenge of efficiency in course management and assessment to improve student success.
To Wrap or not to Wrap, is that the question?
October 6, 2014, Jim Johnstone
to wrap or not to wrap imageImprove your page layout by wrapping text around images.
Learning contracts for online learners
September 29, 2014, Peter Seaman
Learning contracts for online learnersLearning contracts are an alternative to the "take it or leave it" terms of a traditional syllabus. The real power of a learning contract is in reaching a learner at her level at the beginning of the learning experience.
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