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Teaching Online & Hybrid Courses: Getting Started

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

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.
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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.  

A tools-based approach, to answer the question: If I wanted to build an online course, where should I start experimenting?

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.