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Course Design & Implementation Resources


The following resources can assist faculty in online course design, development and implementation.

Online Course Syllabus Template

The Online Course Syllabus template includes components that support best practices in online course design and delivery. The template is meant to serve as an example and contains navigation links and specific language that can be used when developing a syllabus for your online or hybrid course.

Best Practices for Developing and Delivering Online Instruction

This comprehensive set of standards from OIT Instructional Support is based on best practices in the field of online teaching, learning, and assessment. It should be used as a guideline for course development, and as a checklist to ensure your online course meets quality and accessibility standards.

Tips for Promoting Civility & Inclusion in Online Courses

This webpage provides tips to promote civility and inclusion in online coursework, including best practices for communicating with students, outlining your expectations, and utilizing technology.

Online Synchronous Workshops

If you are new to the online teaching environment at UTK or would like a refresher on the basics, sign up for Getting Started Teaching Online.

Instructors teaching large enrollment courses (online or on campus) can learn more about facilitating interaction in Active Learning in Large Classes: Strategies for Promoting Online Engagement.

Researchers and practitioners in the field of online education have identified the very best pedagogical strategies for developing and delivering a quality online learning experience. Sign up for Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning to connect with your colleagues and find out more.