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.

Spring 2020

Time Commitment:
– Participants spend two to three hours per online interactive module for a total of six modules (total of approximately 15 hours over 5 weeks),
– Meet for 1.5 hours face-to-face or via webinar every other week to further discuss the topics and participate in peer collaboration.

–  January 13-17: Fully Online
–  January 20 to February 14: One online module per week (meet either in person or via webinar once per week.)
–  Schedule: Dates and times will be based on when the majority are available. The application survey asks for your availability. Once we know when the majority can meet, you will be sent the schedule.

Summer 2019

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 4 weeks).
– Meet for 1.5 hours via webinar every week to further discuss the topics and participate in peer collaboration. The application survey asks your availability.
– A final in-person or remote session will take place on August 26.

– July 27 to August 26 (online +webinars)
– August 26: Final in-person or remote session will take place to share plans for your course and exchange challenges, inspirations, and  lessons learned.

View and download the detailed Google Sheet schedule.

Program goals include:

  • Experience and reflect on pedagogical and technological best practices.
  • Develop a facilitation plan to manage course workload.
  • Plan strategies for effective student communication and engagement.
  • Create a checklist of essential preparation tasks prior to teaching an online course.
  • Develop engaging online discussions and facilitate student participation.
  • Share ideas and strategies with a community of peers who have a common goal to teach quality online courses.

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.”