This course is the result of collaboration between multiple higher education institutions who have worked together in support of online faculty. This course is openly accessible (public) and there is no cost associated with participation. An estimated 4-6 hour commitment is required to complete all course material.
The Faculty Checklist is a framework that outlines all major components of the Best Practices for Teaching Online course. The course consists of five modules, each comprised of 3-5 indicators from the checklist.
course has been designed with industry best practices in mind, filled with relevant teaching and learning methodologies, and provides both faculty and student perspectives via video interviews.
Participants, via reading and rich-media content, discussion posts, and end-of-module assessments should be able to:
By successfully completing a module (reading material, watching videos, and completing assessments), subsequent modules will become available. Successful completion of all five modules will result in the awarding of a digital credential. If your institution is a member of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), successful completion will also result in the awarding of a certificate through NISOD.
Best Practices for Teaching Online