Foundations Course | Online Teaching Course - Learn How To Teach Online



Teaching online is different—and in many ways, harder—than what most educators have done their entire careers. We wanted to help them be the best educators they can be and that their students need them to be.  

So, we decided to develop a resource that can help educators be more effective online teachers, instructors, and professors, while also serving as an example of simple, powerful online learning. 


Teach It Online Now, an Introduction
Goal: Introduce you to the Teach It Online Now Foundation Course.
  • Identify Reflection and Reference Guide Activities throughout the module
  • Summarize the three guiding principles of the module
Technology Basics of Remote Online Learning
Goal: Familiarize you with the tools and technologies you need to use to be an effective online educator.
  • Identify the technology and tools needed for effective online learning and instruction
  • Create a list of tools you will need to acquire to be effective teaching online
  • Describe the role of pre-recording content
General Techniques for Engagement
Goal: Introduce you to techniques for getting the most out of your content and engaging your students.
  • Identify the reasons for shorter attention spans during remote classes
  • Determine where to break up content in remote
  • Select JOLTS to help you engage learners during your virtual classes
Technology Tools for Engagement
Goal: Introduce you to engagement tools to use in your classes.
  • Identify the engagement tools to use in your classes
  • Summarize the purpose of each engagement tool
  • Determine how to use the tools in your online classes
Creating Meaningful Connections
Goal: Introduce you to strategies and methods to create meaningful connections in your online class.
  • Differentiate between engagement and connection in remote classes
  • Determine how you can create a safe online environment to promote connection
  • Identify seven ways you can create an environment in which your audience can connect
Instructor-Student Engagement Strategies
Goal: Expose you to best practices of synchronous and asynchronous instructor-student interactions and communications to create more engaging and valuable learning experiences for both you and your students.
  • Apply best practices to live meetings
  • Apply best practices to video recordings
  • Provide students with personalized feedback
Student-to-Student Engagement Practices
Goal: Provide you with the information and strategies necessary to develop courses that effectively leverage online tools to maximize the value of student-to-student engagement.
  • Identify the role student-to-student engagement plays in the online classroom
  • Implement student engagement using discussion tools, group work, and alternatives
  • Trouble-shoot problems related to student-to-student engagement
Academic Online Course Management
Development of Core Course Objectives, Schedules, and Understanding of Student Success Patterns
Goal: Equip you with the knowledge of how to develop online course content, transparent schedules, and predictable patterns.
  • Organize a course into modules equipped with objectives, materials, and activities
  • Launch a transparent course schedule that discloses all course expectations
  • Establish predictable patterns that support student success
Designing Valuable Formative Assessments
Goal: Acquaint you with the value of formative assessments and encourage you to build meaningful formative assessments both in-class and online.
  • Identify the value of formative assessment
  • Build meaningful formative assessments
  • Access online formative assessment tools
Understanding Assessments and Academic Integrity
Goal: Explain the role of academic assessments, the benefits and detractors of online examinations, and how to apply assessment tools that promote student integrity and success.
  • Identify the role of academic assessment in student learning
  • Weigh the pros and cons of online examinations
  • Apply alternative assessment tools that promote student integrity and success
Enhancing Course Accessibility Beyond the ADA
Goal: Introduce you to ways you can meet ADA compliance and go beyond the requirements to ensure that all students can succeed in a remote classroom.
  • Identify the benefits of accessible coursework, beyond the scope of ADA
  • Apply tools to enhance course accessibility
Using Visuals

A picture is worth a thousand words. But how do you create or select the right pictures?
Goal: Demonstrate the ways that compelling slide visuals can convey information and keep students focused during remote presentations.
  • Identify the four primary purposes of slide visuals in a remote classroom
  • Determine the features of a successful slide visual
  • Communicate effectively with students using visual or verbal cues
Communication and Presence
Your Online Teaching Presence
Goal: Introduce you to important things to consider when it comes to your virtual presence and behaviors to make sure you’re the best virtual teacher you can be.
  • Identify the five main ways that live in-person and remote online speaking are different.
  • Differentiate between live and online voice transmission
  • Identify non-verbal communication amplified by online platforms and behaviors required to prevent distractions
Building Instructional Writing Skills for Student Comprehension and Course Communication
Goal: Familiarize you with the rules for writing with clarity and the best practices for course correspondence, online communication, and design.
  • Identify practices that support student comprehension of online material
  • Apply best practices for course correspondence, online communication, and design
Handling Questions
Goal: Introduce you to the recommended strategies and preparation procedures to ensure effective Q&A in your remote classroom.
  • Identify the tools you can use to gather, organize, and elevate student questions
  • Determine the best ways to prepare for successful classroom Q&A in a remote environment
  • Summarize the three strategies to acknowledge student questions while staying on topic during class
Enhancing Your Teaching by Using a Producer (or Helper)
Goal: Explain the role of a producer or helper, the benefits to having a producer and helper, and best practices for using a producer or helper in an online classroom.
  • Identify the reasons why a producer is needed in teaching online
  • Identify the specific duties of a producer
  • Prepare a checklist for how you will use a producer to support you

Pricing Information

  • Foundation Course $89
  • Includes 1 CEU credit
  • The course is SCORM compliant for any LMS

For school districts and colleges wishing to buy multiple licenses to use on your LMS, please refer to this chart or call us to discuss other organizational license options.

1-100 $89
101-500 $79
501-1000 $69
1001 - 5000 $59