Teaching Resources

Developing & Teaching Your Online Course

Dr. Bethany Shifflett in her role as faculty fellow for Spartans Online designed the informational materials below to assist instructors in preparing, designing, and teaching an online course. In these materials, Bethany discusses valuable tools and technologies (e.g., LMS and its core functions), organization and processes (e.g., converting a course from a 16-week to a 10-week session), and addressing student needs. Bethany takes a unique approach by emphasizing workable and manageable solutions for all faculty (regardless of experience level in online teaching) to achieve a quality course experience. Spartans Online staff and faculty fellow are here to help you discover what will work best for you.

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Start Here

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16 to 10 week transition



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Next Steps

Synchronous class meetings

Student engagement



Clipboard checklist

Organizing your Content

Sample structure

Getting started

Important resources

Weekly organization of course work


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About Canvas

Online Course Development in Canvas



Student Engagement

The Online Experience for Students