This course provides practical strategies and pedagogical advice for instructors teaching in an online environment. The course includes advice about: preparing to teach in an online environment, managing the teaching of a course, and addressing larger issues surrounding online teaching (e.g. workload, intellectual property, etc.) The course includes interviews from a number of teachers who have taught in an online environment. This course is based on a training session offered to faculty who teach at The World Campus at Penn State University. Course by: Rebecca Lopanec Based on Best Practices in Online Teaching by Larry Ragan cc: How to Reuse and Attribute This Content If you derive a copy of this content using a Connexions account and publish your version, proper attribution of the original work will be automatically done for you. If you reuse this work elsewhere, in order to comply with the attribution requirements of the license (CC-BY 2.0), you must include the authors' names: the authors' names: Larry Ragan the title of the work: Best Practices in Online Teaching - Course Goals and Objectives the Connexions URL where the work can be found: See the citation section below for examples you can copy. American Psychological Assocation (APA) Publication Manual: Ragan, L.(2007, August 15). Best Practices in Online Teaching - Course Goals and Objectives. Retrieved from the Connexions Web site:

This is a 2day training session to introduce Senior Members to the University's E-learning platform.

It will cover topics such as:

  1. What a Course management system is, 
  2. Creating and managing content [Adding content to UCMS, Composing text, adding or linking to a webpage uploading files Etc]
  3. using forums/chats/dialogues to communicate with your students.
  4. Creation and management of Quizzes
  5. Assignments and Exercises
  6. Creation and management of Lessons
  7. Grading and scales
  8. Managing your class and finally management of your course.

This is the community site for SAIDE's course on Supporting Distance Learners in the 21st Century - a virtual gathering place for tutors in higher education, trainers in industry, or anyone teaching adults at a distance using technology.