Designing and Teaching Online Courses

Designing and teaching in the online environment presents unique challenges. It also provides exciting possibilities for engaging students in learning. Knowledge about what works well in online teaching and learning is growing rapidly—and that is good news. However, this also means it is easy to feel overwhelmed with all the resources and information available.

The Division of Continuing Studies along with campus partners are pleased to offer two resources to help:

Design+Teach+Engage website

This website is designed to offer an accessible but comprehensive set of information and best practices regarding online teaching and learning. While the focus of the content is on online course design and teaching, there are also many useful strategies to enhance face-to-face and blended courses. We hope you enjoy exploring the website and find it useful for your work!

TeachOnline@UW Learning Community

This program is a unique learning community that offers faculty and instructional staff the opportunity to collaborate and receive support for designing or redesigning fully online courses. Throughout the program, participants will explore and apply research-based online course design and teaching best practices to their own courses, and experience technologies and online activities as an “online student.” If you would like to collaborate with other online instructors along with instructional design experts, consider participating in the TeachOnline@UW program. For more information about the program, and to apply, visit: