Preparing to Teach Online

Preparing to Teach Online

Summer Enrichment Course


Session 2: August 4 – September 21, 2019


For online teaching faculty who are about to teach online for the first time, a new course called Preparing to Teach Online will be offered for two sessions this summer. Plan to enroll to create a successful online course that you can begin teaching this coming fall.

This course gives an overview of how to design your online course, how to establish a positive and engaging online classroom climate, how to keep students actively engaged with your content, tips on grading and feedback, and some thoughts on how you can effectively manage your time when teaching online.

After completing Preparing to Teach Online, educators will:

  • Understand how to incorporate basic instructional design to assist with online learning
  • Know how to design assignments specifically for online learners
  • Learn to create a lively online classroom with instructor presence
  • Understand how to quickly and effectively engage students
  • Master how to communicate with online learners
  • Design and facilitate online discussions
  • Learn to add interactivity to an online course
  • Be able to use technology to assist with feedback
  • More effectively manage teaching time

Approximately 10 hours to complete course.


Unit1: Course Design (4 hours to complete)

Unit 2: Classroom Climate (2 hours to complete)

Unit 3: Active and Engaged Students (2 hours to complete)

Unit 4: Feedback (.5 hour to complete)

Unit 5: Continuous Improvement (.5 hour to complete)


This course is designed for faculty who are new to online teaching and who are beginning to plan and design their course:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional designers
  • Faculty development directors


  • At the start of the course, participants receive an email with information on accessing the online course
  • Participants can work through the course at their own pace. Participants can also review information in a previous unit as well as read supplemental materials and watch the accompanying videos as many times as they like within the session dates
  • Upon completion of each program, participants will take an assessment to gauge progress
  • A discussion board brings educators together for an enriching, national conversation about higher education
  • For the duration of the course, participants can use the discussion forum to interact with other participants nationwide and discuss the course content
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion


  • Video programs
  • Program assessments
  • Transcripts of all video programs
  • Program slides
  • Online discussion forum
  • Certificate of Completion for the course


Reserve you seat(s) in the session that works best for you using the order box on the right. Discount pricing is for multiple seats purchased at the same time:

# of people Cost
1 to 4 $199 per seat
5 to 19 $99 per seat
20 to 39 $79 per seat


For 40 or more seats, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-433-0499

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