The School of Education requires instructors to complete at least 10 hours of training prior to teaching online. We maintain a list of recommended training resources here: Faculty Training for Teaching Online.
Courses and Workshops
Each semester, Instructional Consulting offers Fundamentals of Online Teaching, a course for faculty and others who teach in the School of Education at Bloomington. It’s an asynchronous instructor-led online course that uses the concept of teaching presence as a lens to explore ways of using technology to support pedagogy in online learning environments. Course topics are informed by current research and include course design and organization, facilitating online discourse, creating and using video, providing assessment and feedback, and facilitating online collaboration and group work. Active participation in the course satisfies the School’s 10-hour training requirement for online instructors. The course is offered once each semester, twice if there is demand. Time commitment will vary but participants in previous sessions reported that they spent around two to four hours a week. If you would like to learn more and reserve a spot in the course, please contact us. To preview the course, see this unmoderated copy in Canvas.