Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Online Teaching Course

The summer 2018 course is now full. Please stay tuned for more information about the next course offering. 

The Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy's (FCIP) Online Teaching Course (OTC) is a fully online six-week program open to any Loyola faculty member, instructor, adjunct, staff or teaching graduate student. OTC is designed to provide you with the experience of being an online student while learning strategies for online and blended teaching and course design. What follows is some basic information about the course and the expectations for participation.

During each of the week-long units, there will be a synchronous session where you meet online and discuss the topic of the week or hear from a guest presenter. These sessions are on Friday mornings between 10:00 am and 11:00am central time. The synchronous sessions are recorded and can be made up if you have a teaching assignment during this time.

In addition to completing units 1-6, you must complete two fully online workshops offered by FCIP or Instructional Technology and Research Support (ITRS) to successfully meet the course requirements. You can select workshops that are applicable to your pedagogical and technical needs. Typically, the workshops start early in the semester and run through the time the course is going on. There are assignments and about 2-3 hours of reading expected each week. If you complete the requirements, you will receive a letter of completion from FCIP.

As a student in the course, you will use Sakai and other online tools readily available at Loyola University Chicago. If you are not familiar with Sakai, you will need to work through the Sakai training materials provided by ITRS before taking the Online Teaching Course. If you need a Sakai overview, please notify ITRS so they can provide information about their drop-in hours and other resources. The intent of the OTC is to provide an overview of effective practices for teaching online; we do not cover Sakai basics.

Coursework online is a challenge for all students. Please prepare to reserve sufficient time during each week to complete the readings and assignments.  

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