Online & Hybrid Teaching Resources

We offer 12 unique online degrees and 5 online certificates. Our faculty understand their fields intellectually and practically. They bring experience to every course and many hold PhDs or other terminal degrees. They combine quality instruction with flexibility designed for working adults. So - online or in person - our students get a world-class education with a real-world point of view. 

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation is the university's primary support office for faculty teaching online and hybrid courses.  We offer on-campus workshops and meetups, online tutorials and self-paced training, and a five-week mini-course to help professors prepare to teach online, and improve their proficiency. During the COVID-19 crisis, all of our faculty can draw upon the experience, insights, and resources assembled by the Center for Online Learning & Innovation, surrounding online courses and coursework.  While multi-modal and remote courses are different, in some respects, from born-online courses, they share common elements, practices, and goals.

Training & Consultation for Faculty

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Teaching Online & Hybrid Courses: Getting Started

Not sure where to begin? See our checklist for getting started teaching online.

Quick Rubric: Online Course Development and Delivery

Our Teacher Education and Leadership Department, within the School of Education and Human Services, have crafted a handy rubric or checklist that's perfect for ensuring quality online course design and delivery.  

COLI offers an Online Faculty Development Course, which is a five-week, all-online mini-course that helps professors prepare to teach online and hybrid courses.

Periodically COLI hosts faculty development events, many of which are useful for or focus specifically on hybrid and online pedagogy. Keep an eye on the events calendar on the COLI website for upcoming faculty development opportunities.

In addition to the regularly scheduled trainings, COLI staff will also offer one-on-one consultations at regularly scheduled times during the week.

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation maintains a reading list specifically for online and hybrid pedagogy as a Zotero group. 

The OFDC course “text,” which consists of five interactive lessons or modules.  These contain many insights into online pedagogy, and practical tips for building content, creating community, and managing online and hybrid courses.  The COLI Guide can also be practically helpful for teaching face-to-face courses.  

useful for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. A summary guide to designing courses in higher education.

Asynchronous discussions are a common feature in most online and hybrid courses. Here are some guidelines you can adopt or adapt in your class, to ensure that students get the most out of online discussions, and are respectful and inclusive in the process.