Online Teaching Academy (OTA)

This facilitated 6-week learning experience builds upon your existing knowledge for more in-depth guidance and mentoring through the planning, design, and facilitation phases of teaching an online course. Created for individual faculty who are interested in learning best practices for designing your own course, you’ll develop a course design and facilitation plan with help from experts who provide customized feedback and suggestions. Leveraging the research foundations in online learning, instructional design, and Universal Design for Learning, instructors will engage in critical preparation for the design of their course as well as a plan for inclusive and efficient facilitation. Participants learn “why” of online learning as well as explore “how” through synchronous and asynchronous activities.

Participation in the Online Teaching Academy is prioritized for faculty affiliated with the Center for Academic Innovation’s partnering online and hybrid programs. Non-partners may apply to participate. Cohorts are limited to 25. 

For more information, including a syllabus, please email [email protected].

Resilient Teaching Through Times of Crisis and Change MOOC

Through this massive open online course you will build a solid foundation for designing courses that can withstand changes to learning environments, such as the unexpected and drastic shift to remote learning environments which was precipitated by the COVID-19 crisis. You will learn about design approaches that are resilient to disruption and allow university instructors at all levels to continue to facilitate learning, albeit within shifting contexts.

Getting Started with Online Teaching (self-enroll Canvas course)

This self-paced Canvas course provides strategies and techniques for teaching online. Designed for those new to online learning as well as for those looking for specific new strategies to integrate into your teaching portfolio.

Canvas Training & Consultations

Canvas is the primary learning management system (LMS) used at University of Michigan. Whether you want to increase your knowledge of Canvas tools, or find local departmental support for Canvas, visit the Information Technology Services page for on-demand training, live sessions and consultation with a Canvas expert.