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Dynamic Online Teaching (19FA-DOT-1)

Ended Oct 20, 2019
3.0 credits

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Teaching is a dynamic process, and great teachers use feedback and insights to monitor student learning and adjust teaching "in the moment." In addition, great teachers use feedback and data to continually improve their courses. 

In this 4-week course, you'll learn a variety of teaching and technology tools that allow you to reflect on your teaching, your course, and your students, that will allow you to build relationships that matter with your students. You'll focus on designing customized strategies for dynamic teaching that meets the needs of your current students, while also developing a process for continually improving your online course. 


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use responses from student pre-assessments and self-assessments to get to know your students;
  • Use activities to develop and support a learning community;
  • Create a series of student self-assessments and course surveys that help you tailor content and activities to your students’ needs and interests;
  • Use analytics and data from your course to make changes during and after the course. 


This course is part of the Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching Principles. It can be taken as a stand alone course, or as part of the certificate. 

Duration: 4 weeks

Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week, for a total of 40 hours

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate. To get the most from this course, you should have be familiar with online teaching and have some familiarity with Canvas. For those who have never taught online, it is highly recommended you take Introduction to Course Design and Introduction to Canvas before beginning this course. In addition, a portion of this course will address feedback from assessment. Though it is not required, it is highly suggested that participants have completed Assessment in Digital Learning to be familiar with Section C: Assessment.

Optional Continuing Education Credit

Participants in this course can seek optional professional development/continuing education credits by dual-enrolling.  A separate fee to the university for graduate-level credit will apply.  To learn more, visit Course & CEU Information