Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Online Teaching Course

Registration is open!

The spring 2019 Online Teaching Course runs from February 4, 2019-March 24, 2019. Register here.

Online Teaching Course

The Online Teaching Course (OTC) is a six-week fully online course open to all Loyola faculty, staff, and graduate students with teaching positions. The goal of the OTC is to provide you with the experience and skills needed to design and execute a successful online course.

What can I expect?

During the span of the course, we’ll cover topics such as:

  • Online course design
  • Designing activities and assignments for online environments
  • Giving feedback using Sakai
  • Putting instructional materials online in accessible formats
  • Using synchronous and asynchronous technologies to engage students
  • Creating effective instructional multimedia
  • Strategies to increase student success in online courses

Each Friday between 10 and 11 am central time, we’ll also hold a synchronous online session where we’ll learn more about each topic or hear from a guest presenter. If you have a teaching assignment during this time, don’t worry – these sessions will be recorded and any work from them can be made up. 

In addition to the synchronous sessions, assignments in the course will allow you to develop your own online course. You should expect to spend about 3 hours each week working in the course, and if you complete it, you’ll receive a letter of completion from FCIP.  

Who do I contact for more information?

Please feel free to e-mail Jessica Mansbach, Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Development at the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, at jmansbach@luc.edu and Chris Dickman, Instructional Designer at the Office of Online Learning cdickman@luc.edu if you have any questions.