Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Online Teaching Course

Thank you so much for your interest in the Faculty Center's Online Teaching Course. The fall 2018 Online Teaching Course is full. The Online Teaching Course will be offered again in Jan 2019 and May 2019. Check back for more information about registration for the 2019 courses. 


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 faculty with the experience of being an online student and to prepare them to design and teach online and blended courses. 

During each of the week-long units, we’ll cover topics such as overall course design, activity and assignment design, feedback and assessment, preparing instructional materials, working with students, and assessing your course – all with an eye to doing so in an online environment. Each Friday between 10 and 11 am central time, we’ll also hold a synchronous online session where we’re 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. 

There are some assignments in the course, but we generally try to align the work in the class with the work you would do to prepare a course. You should expect to spend about 2-3 hours each week working in the course, and if you complete it, you’ll receive a letter of completion from FCIP.  

As a student in the course, you’ll use Sakai and other online instructional tools available at Loyola. If you’re not familiar with operating in Sakai, we do recommend that you attend Sakai training provided by ITRS before taking the Online Teaching Course, as this will make work much easier.

Please feel free to e-mail Jessica Mansbach, Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Development, at jmansbach@luc.edu if you have any questions.