Online Learning Level One


Click a link below to register for a session:

Online Learning Level One – Fall: October 19 – December 4, 2020

Online Learning Level One – Spring: January 11 – March 5, 2021


Designing an online course can be a challenging process, but it does not have to be. That’s why we created Online Learning Level One. Together we can help you create a pedagogically-sound, technologically-strong online course for an upcoming semester.

This 8-week online course will give you guidance on how to start and complete the online course design process. A facilitator will give you feedback and suggestions every week of the course. After you register below, you will receive notification that you have a development site in your Canvas account. This development site is where you will create your online class.

Learning Outcomes

After the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the key principles of online instruction.
  2. Develop an online plan of action for your first online course.
  3. Create learning activities/assignments that prepare students to complete summative and formative assessments.
  4. Demonstrate the basic concepts of universal design.
  5. Create a basic outline course layout.
  6. Locate and create online resources that assist your students in completing your assessments.
  7. Develop a student engagement plan for our online course.
  8. Create a course syllabus and support documents for your online course.

Ideal for instructors ramping up to teach online for the first time!

Please plan to log into the course and your development site each week for 2-3 hours a week. New modules will be available every Monday morning. If you need additional assistance after the course ends to complete your course development, assistance will be provided.

Week One

  • Demonstrate the key principles of online instruction.
  • Develop an online plan of action for your first online course.

Week Two

  • Create online assessments that measures the student learning outcomes.

Week Three

  • Create learning activities/assignments that prepare students to complete upcoming summative assessments.

Week Four

  • Demonstrate the basic concepts of universal design.
  • Create a basic outline course structure.

Week Five

  • Locate online resources that assist your students in completing your assessments.

Week Six

  • Create online resources that assist your students in completing your assessments.

Week Seven

  • Develop a student engagement plan for your online course.

Week Eight

  • Create a course syllabus and support documents for your online course.
  • Demonstrate the key principles of online instruction.

Who should register

Faculty members who are designing their first online course or who plan to rework an existing online course

Registration is limited to the first 25 people who register. Additional sections will be added as needed.