Online Teaching Support

Teaching fully-online courses can be a daunting task, especially for instructors new to the forum.  The resources on this page are meant to provide guidance and support during your online teaching experience.

 

  • Creating Online Courses at Vermont Tech: Best Practices – this manual covers the basics of teaching online at Vermont Tech.  (Click the image to read: to turn each page, pull at the corners of the page with your mouse.)

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  • Creating Online Courses at Vermont Tech: Style Guide – this manual shows you how to organize, design and layout your Moodle course for a consistent Vermont Tech online experience.  (Click the image to read: to turn each page, pull at the corners of the page with your mouse.)

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  • Quality Matters Rubric for Course Assessment – covering eight facets of an effective online course, this rubric will help you build and assess your online classroom.  Click the image below to view the pdf file.

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  • 8 Considerations for Online Text: This article discusses the importance of online text presentation and offers strategies for effective design.  Read Here

 

  • 6 Ways To Be a Better Online Teacher: Great tips for teaching in the online forum.  Read Here

 

  •  Motivate and Engage Online Learners All Semester Long: This article provides tips for keeping students active in your online course for the long run.  Read Here

 

  • Copyright and Fair Use:  A great edublog post that covers the ins and outs of copyright and fair use issues when using online content. Thanks to Rachel Repstad for finding this:  Read Here

 

 

  • Accessibility:  Great resources full of documents and tutorials for making your courses Accessible:

CANnect

National Center on Disability and Access to Education

Making Math Classes Accessible

  • The following video from Educause provides 8 tips for online instruction:

8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online from EDUCAUSE on Vimeo.

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