Online Facilitation Fundamentals (Level 2)


The Online Facilitation Fundamentals course focuses on increasing student engagement and facilitating activities in online and hybrid courses. This course will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own digital classroom. You will learn about effective online teaching practices, their relationship to different technologies, and how to combine these to maximize student engagement in your online course. You will also get to progressively design and reflect upon your own online learning experiences as part of a cohort of fellow instructors and experienced facilitators.

Upcoming Sessions

We plan to run intensive, facilitated 2-week cohorts of this program during the following periods, requiring up to 20 hours worth of work each week.  To maximize our capacity, faculty cannot currently select a specific cohort; so the greater your availability, the greater our ability to invite you to participate in the program.
  • Monday, March 7 2022 - Sunday, March 20, 2022

Participants who complete all course deliverables are eligible for a Completion Letter.  Faculty who complete this program during Spring 2022 will also be eligible for a $500 stipend.

Prerequisite: This program builds upon the Canvas Course Design Foundations curriculum. Only faculty who have completed that program (or its equivalent) are eligible. If you have not completed it, we are also planning cohorts of it this summer, with an equivalent stipend. We encourage you to register for that program, instead.

Course Outline

The learning modules in this course include: 

Module 1: Student Learning Objectives

Module 2: Universal Design for Learning

Module 3: Creating Digital Assessments

Module 4: Instructor Presence and Student Success