Office of the Faculty Teaching Fellow

Teaching Online

The following collection of resources offer strategies and models pertaining to effective teaching in an online environment.  The Center for the Advancement of Innovative Teaching (CAIT) supports faculty in teaching online.  Please contact or stop by the Center to get additional information and assistance.

  • San Juan University has created a collection of useful links.
  • Jefferson College’s Center for Teaching and Learning offers a dedicated site to planning, instruction, and assessment of online courses.
  • Self-evaluate the design of your course using the checklists and rubrics compiled by DeAnza College.
  • Lesson Zero is a self-paced, free online "course" from Central Michigan University about working smart in the online teaching environment, and it points to many best practices.
  • Online Course Design: 13 Strategies for Teaching in a Web-Based Distance Learning Environment (by Magna Publications) is an excellent source of support for faculty members new to online teaching, or for those seeking to broaden their understanding of web-based teaching.
  • For practical suggestions for teaching online, ranging from establishing expectations to assessment to preventing cheating, view this resource “Recommendations for Teaching Online”.
  • The University of Missouri has created a series of web-based modules on the design and management of online courses.  The series not only provides high-quality content but also models best practices in online delivery of content.
  • The Quality Matters rubric is the tool HPU uses to assess the quality of online courses.  This resource explains the components of the rubric, making it easy to understand the rubric and its usefulness.