Developing and Teaching an Online Course

Developing and Teaching an Online Course

Step by step, this accelerated course prepares you to teach online.

Developing and Teaching an Online Course is your surest path to online teaching success. This content-rich, 20- to 25-hour Magna Online Course provides core principles and best practices in online teaching – to get you up and running fast, without costly and frustrating false starts.

Presented in four units, the course delivers all-new content from a single presenter – Dr. Brian Udermann, director of online education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a 15-year veteran of the online classroom.

First, you'll get a look at the current state of online education, and the fundamental differences between online and face-to-face teaching.

Next, you'll learn how to transition to the online classroom while retaining the sense of community a face-to-face classroom provides. You'll get invaluable guidance on course development – from using backward design, to developing sound course structure and navigation, to creating a comprehensive syllabus.

From there, you'll discover the best way to run your courses: how to establish your classroom "presence", use online discussions effectively, administer assessments, and provide feedback.

You'll be introduced to a variety of technology tools, and you'll learn how to employ them with purpose. You'll see how to use your LMS to your advantage, how to use video confidently, and how to stay attuned to ADA compliance requirements.

The course includes video content supplemented by worksheets, assessments (including a final one), reflection questions, and transcripts. It is asynchronous: You can start and stop whenever you like, and learn at your own pace.

Learning Goals

After completing Developing and Teaching an Online Course, you'll be able to:

  • Articulate the differences between face-to-face and online teaching
  • Build and present online courses with confidence
  • Create syllabi, assessments, feedback methods, and other classroom tools based on best practices
  • Use technology to enhance students' classroom experience and learning outcomes

This is a comprehensive guide for anyone new to online teaching – and a great refresher for those who have been at it for a while!

View the course outline and learning objectives!


Who Will Benefit From This Course:

  • Faculty who teach online
  • Faculty preparing to teach online


Reserve your seat(s) today. Discount pricing is for multiple seats purchased at the same time:

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For 40 or more people, please contact Magna Sales at or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183.

The course enrollment will expire one year from date of purchase.


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