Teaching online involves more than just transferring your in-class documents from print to digital form and learning how to put them up on D2L. The dynamics of an online course depend heavily on the way course material is organized and presented. The pace of the course on a self-paced yet controlled schedule, the interaction of student with content, instructor with student, and sometimes students with students in meaningful ways, are all significant factors in a successful online course. While technology plays a major role in facilitating the mechanics of delivering a course online, the ultimate success depends on the interaction of all elements properly selected and integrated together.
There are hundreds of useful references on online instruction. Not all experts agree on a single approach, as many elements depend on the subject matter, the technology available, and the target audience. This section does not attempt to constitute a workshop on online course creation. Rather, we aim, within the time and space constraints of this site, to gather a collection of resources relevant and helpful to consider as you design your course.