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Helpful Strategies and Tips: Designing an Online Course

Submitted by on October 22, 2012 – 2:43 pmNo Comment

blueprintWhen designing an online course, you may feel overwhelmed, disorganized, and unsure where to begin. Faculty teaching online for the first time encounter common challenges including minimal or inadequate training regarding online instruction, uncertainty of  how to effectively manage activities for an online course, and a lack of time to find existing resources or best practices. You may be asking yourself: “Where do I begin?”; “What components do I need to include?”; “How do I assess what my students have learned?

We’re here to help.

Helpful Strategies and Tips is a series of articles written to address the challenges many instructors face during the process of creating content for online courses. These articles provide you tips, effective practices, and examples on how to develop content with a particular focus on creating effective learning objectives, well-rounded instruction, and weekly activities that drive student interaction. The information provided in these articles aligns with Bloom’s Taxonomy, Quality Matters, and Sloan Consortium standards to ensure that the tips and suggestions included in each help to enhance the effectiveness of delivering online instruction.

Dive right in!

These posts address course components where faculty tell us the need the most help:


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