Online Teaching @U-M

Whether you are interested in creating an online degree program or you are preparing to develop and teach an online or hybrid course, Online Teaching at U-M can help you: 


Consider unique affordances created by technologies and pedagogies when developing an online course

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Connect with others interested in developing online degree courses and programs

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Find resources and information to design and launch online degree programs

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Featured Posts

NameCoach – A new tool for Canvas

NameCoach for Canvas – a tool for building community in the classroom. NameCoach is a new tool introduced in Canvas in Fall 2021. It allows students and instructors to record their preferred way to audibly speak their name, as well as provide a phonetic pronunciation. In Canvas, NameCoach is automatically enabled on the left-hand navigation […]

What’s next – Fall 2021 and beyond

After a full year of pandemic online teaching, you may be wondering what’s next? While Fall 2021 is moving toward a more traditional classroom experience, there are ways to integrate the best of what technology can offer in a face-to-face class. Here are some resources to navigate the transition and learn how to apply all […]

Encouraging student participation in synchronous videoconference sessions

How this will help: Identify ways that you might encourage active participation in web conferencing sessions. Know where to find resources related to creating participatory environments. The basics When groups including classes meet in real-time online via a video conferencing tool, it’s tempting to just use the time for a presentation or a question and […]

Best Practices for Online Community Engaged Teaching and Learning

How this will help: Understand key principles of ethical community engagement and how to operationalize them when designing and teaching online community-engaged courses. Learn concrete suggestions, resources, and strategies for addressing the needs of students and community partners during online community-engaged teaching. Discover ways that Ginsberg Center staff can support your community-engaged course, from finding […]

Introducing the Online Teaching Academy

Created for faculty teaching in online and hybrid programs partnering with the Center for Academic Innovation, the Online Teaching Academy is a facilitated cohort experience that mentors faculty as they transform their pedagogical practices into engaging online learning experiences.

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What We Offer

Guides, Tips, & How-To's

On-demand modules that can be explored based on your interests and needs

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Learning Experiences

Courses that guide you through common challenges experienced when designing or facilitating an online course. Self-paced and facilitated options are available.

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Community of Practice Meet-Ups

Supportive topic-based sessions that connect you to other faculty facing similar circumstances or challenges.

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