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Online Delivery Mode

Online courses are taught asynchronously with all content hosted and delivered in Canvas.

Are you ready to teach Online?

Make sure you can check off each item in the list below before your first class.

  • Course Introduction: Write a course introduction that explains how Canvas will be used to facilitate learning.
  • Syllabus: Provide a syllabus that is up to date and reflects the current semester.
  • Navigation: Customize the course navigation to ensure it is easy to follow.
  • Organization: Organize the course content in a logical way and make sure learning resources are easy to find. For best results, use a template.
  • Links: Check to make sure the course contains no broken links.
  • Objectives: Provide course-level and module-level objectives.
  • Content: Develop and curate content that is sufficient for students to achieve the learning objectives.
  • Assignments/Assessments: Ensure that each week contains at least one learning activity or assessment with detailed instructions on requirements and expectations.
  • Communication: Develop a plan for communicating regularly with your students per the federal guidelines.

Student Expectations:

Students are expected to participate from a distance and will provide their own computer and network access. A web cam and microphone may be needed for virtually proctored exams and/or video-based assignments.  

Online Teacher Training and Digital Badge

Self-enroll in the online teacher training course

Earn a digital badge learn the basics of online teaching, including course design and delivery strategies and the basics of Canvas, lecture recording, and more.


For a full list of upcoming CIDI workshops about teaching online, plus other topics, see the CIDI Workshop Calendar."