Teaching Resources

Online Teaching Guides

Resource Overview

Information on online teaching.

WashU Online Learning Toolkit from LinkedIn Learning
This collection contains self-paced short courses that can help you learn how to design, implement and deliver effective online courses. The selection of courses was curated by staff from the Washington University in St. Louis Center for Teaching and Learning and is intended to complement and enhance the center’s other programs and services.

ACUE (Association of College and University Educators) Online Toolkit
To support instructors needing to make a quick transition to utilizing an online environment, ACUE offers resources and recommendations that can be immediately put to use by instructors, to benefit both faculty and their students.
These resources are divided into six key topic areas for teaching remotely:
Welcoming students to the online environment
Managing your online presence
Organizing your online course
Planning and facilitating quality discussions
Recording effective microlectures
Engaging students in readings and microlectures

Coursera: Learning to Teach Online
The Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own practice. The course is based upon the multi award winning open educational resource developed by Dr Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson. This course will guide you through your journey of understanding how online technologies can enhance your course design. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of effective online teaching practices and their relationship to the use of different technologies. You will also be encouraged to progressively design and reflect upon your own online learning activity, assessment or resource for use in your own class if you choose to undertake the course assignments.

Online Learning Consortium: Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19
This is a faculty-focused playbook intended to improve course design, teaching, and learning in online environments. With special attention to the needs of instructors teaching online for the first time, the guide offers strategies for getting started and improving over time. Developed by the Online Learning Consortium, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and Every Learner Everywhere, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the playbook provides a path for continuous improvement of instruction along a quality-oriented continuum.
Design guides immediate and basic needs for moving a course online. It is useful for translation of face-to-face or blended courses for fully-online delivery. Enhance provides options to strengthen the student learning experience. It is useful for improving face-to-face course elements that do not translate easily to online modalities. Optimize offers ideas and resources for online teaching that aligns with high-quality, evidence-based instructional practices. It is useful for continuous improvement of the online learning experience and student outcomes.

12 Key Ideas: An Introduction to Teaching Online
This open book created by Dave Cormier and Ashlyne O’Neil is meant to be a short course to help you prepare to move your teaching online. Do a chapter a day or pick the ones you like.