Online Learning: Faculty

Online Course Development Guide: This guide is the downloadable and printable version of our course development guidelines, which details course elements that must be included in a Hostos online course to be approved for student enrollment.

Best Practices for Online Course Delivery: This online guide lays out highly recommended practices for online faculty, amassed from the knowledge of experienced online course instructors and instructional designers at institutions across the country. It’s also available in a downloadable format.

Online Discussions Doctor: This guide offers instructors remedies to common issues that occur in online discussions forums, such as when student responses are “short and uninspired,” “based on opinion,” and not being completed on time.

Roadmap to Teaching Innovation:  A self-paced course in the use of Blackboard as well as integrated and supported tools for course development.  Each of three modules each separate badges.

Blackboard Learn: For Instructors: This YouTube tutorial playlist highlights many of the frequent issues that instructors encounter when using Blackboard.

Blackboard User Guides: Blackboard also provides a comprehensive repository of information on how to use each of the course management systems tools and features.

Blackboard is the Course Management System (CMS) that Hostos as well as the rest of CUNY uses to deliver online instruction. There are countless functions and tools available to use on Blackboard, which can be overwhelming to instructors designing an online course for the first time or for experienced online instructors looking for new alternatives.

Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence: This article discusses ways to increase presence in an online class and engagement with students. From

Synchronous Learning Vs. Asynchronous Learning from

Tips for Fostering Students’ Self-Regulated Learning in Asynchronous Online Learning Environments from

Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Environment: Webinar Recap  from

EdTech offers a variety of in-person and online workshops to support you with online course development. See the EdTech Workshops calendar to register.

EdTech offers workshops throughout the year. They are designed to help faculty develop or improve online teaching practices, and navigate Blackboard tools.


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