The Essentials of Online Teaching and Content Delivery course (the “Essentials Course”) is self-paced, asynchronous and requires an average 4-6 hours completion time. The course covers course design topics, including instructor role adjustment based on course modality, Community of Inquiry, social presence — student engagement, and course management and learning guidance. While the content focuses on teaching in the online environment, these effective course design practices can be utilized when creating a course in any mode.
Essentials Course Enrollment
Option 1: Self-Enroll
Steps to self-enroll in the course on UM Blackboard:
- Login to UM Blackboard.
- Click on the Course tab, then type “Essentials of Online Teaching” in the search box or follow this link: Search for the Essentials Course for Online Teaching and Content Delivery. (Please note, the link only works after you login the Blackboard.)
- You should see the course name. Mouse-over the course name, click the menu option, and select “Enroll”.
Option 2: Request Enrollment from Academic Outreach
Please send an email to email@example.com to request enrollment in the Essentials Course.