Planning Online Learning

The following resources may be useful to faculty who are at the earliest stages of planning an online course. Included in this section are links to general introductory materials, guidelines and templates for mapping your online course structure.

General Intro: Learning to Teach Online
Suggested introductory resources regarding good practice for online learning

Community of Inquiry
One page summary and explanation of the Community of Inquiry model

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
An update to Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy incorporating the new activities, actions and learning opportunities for online learning.

Online Assessment Tips
A short summary of key considerations in design assessment and ensuring academic integrity in online courses.

Online Course Framework
A simple template for mapping learning outcomes, input, activities and assessments. Consult with and Educational Technology specialist or library liaison as part of your design team.

Online Strategy Showcase
Examples of how University of Toronto faculty are using different technologies to enhance teaching and learning in online environments.

CTSI Video Tips
Tips on creating good quality video, a comparison of video styles as well as editing and production estimates.

Accessibility Guidelines
The following tips and advice are provided as support to improve accessibility of course content published within  the institutional online learning system.

Syllabus Template
A doc that will download to your computer to edit as needed for your course.

Slides from CDI