Going Online: Steps to Get Started

Moving on ground courses to an online format brings with it some unexpected challenges. Below you will find tools and resources to help you continue to provide excellent and engaging learning experiences for your students.

Step 1 - Create a Plan

Going online in the middle of an academic cycle can be a daunting task. By taking your time and making a plan, you and your students can have a seamless transition into a quality online learning space. Here are some resources to check out as you plan your course in an online format.

Step 2 - Maintain a Connection With Students

While you may not be able to meet with students in person for a while, you can still maintain the same connection virtually. It is important that you create a presence online for your students. Below are some resources to help you build that connection.

Step 3 - Add Content, Activities, and Assessments

Putting content, activities, and assessments into the course is very important. When possible, content should inform students but not overwhelm them. Think back on how you organize your in-person courses each week? Try to create a similar flow. Canvas provides countless tools that can help you create weekly introductions and overviews, lectures, and quality assessments.

Step 4 - Teach Online

Now that you've created your plan, established communication with your students, and begun setting up your online course, it's time to start building learning experiences. If you encounter any issues, we're here to help.