Teaching Online 101: Essentials of Online & Hybrid Teaching is designed to help you more confidently design, build, and teach online courses. The strategies we'll explore together will help your learners more easily find, access, and engage your course content and interact more fully with you and their peers. We'll highlight, and hopefully dispel, some persistent misperceptions about online learning, and help you avoid some common mistakes. While you won't come out of the course with a fully realized online course in hand, you should emerge with the skills you'll need to design and build your course and, importantly, with a sense of where to go for additional support.
Topics covered in the short course include:
• Helping Learners Get Started
• Designing for Learner Success
• Creating Course Content
• Devising Assessments and Grading Efficiently
• Aligning Your Course Learning Objectives
• Strategies for Building Instructor Presence
• Ideas for Fostering Connection and Interaction
• Anti-racist and Inclusive Pedagogy
• Tips for Enhancing Accessibility
• Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity
IMPORTANT: while there are no required synchronous meetings for the course, there are multiple weekly deadlines for assignments and discussions.
iTech Fellows Certification
The Teaching 101 course fulfills one of two requirements for iTech Fellows Certification, which is required to teach online and hybrid courses at UW Tacoma. See the iTech Fellows Program page for more information.