Facilitation & Management

Join other instructors teaching online to explore techniques, strategies, and practices that will help you identify and hone your plan for connecting with students and managing your online course.

Course Highlights:

  • Includes independent and collaborative activities offered through an online Canvas course in addition to synchronous face-to-face or webinar meetings.
  •  Designed so instructors work on their own course as part of the learning. For example, participants complete a journal to reflect on online teaching practices to help structure plans for facilitating their online course.
  • Participants develop activities and important documents for their own courses.

Summer 2022

Time Commitment:

– Participants spend two to three hours per online module at your own pace for a total of six interactive online modules (approximately 15 hours over 3 weeks).
– Meet for 1.5 hours via webinar every week to further discuss the topics and participate in peer collaboration. You will be sent a participation survey to verify your availability for the webinar dates. 


– May 16-June 10, 2022 (online +webinars)
First Live Webinar: May 25, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Share plans for your course teaching and exchange challenges and inspirations. Guest online instructors will also share their experiences.

View and download the detailed Google Sheet schedule.

Course goals include:

  • Develop strategies to welcome learners to your course.
  • Plan strategies for effective student communication and engagement.
  • Develop engaging online discussions and facilitate student participation.
  • Create course policies tailored for an online course.
  • Reflect on strategies to facilitate and manage your online course.

Facilitation & Management features the following online course modules:

Module 1:  Online Instructor Roles
Module 2:  Supporting eLearners
Module 3:  Online Discussions
Module 4:  Communication & Participation
Module 5:  Course Management Strategies
Module 6:  Lessons Learned

Participant feedback:

  • “TeachOnline@UW helped me understand how to create and foster community within in the online setting by providing tips on instructor-engagement.”
  • “The program taught me about common pitfalls in teaching online that did not occur to me. The best example is building your online community. Spaces have to be created to allow a community to form online, and the program taught me how to do it. The program provided guidance, tested methods, and templates to make that happen.”
  • “Most valuable to me was the actual experience of course from both the student and teacher perspectives.”
  • “I have been teaching for a while, but this was the first course I’ve taken that has given me all the skills I need to be an effective instructor.”