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Online Learning at the University of Rochester

Faculty Guide to Online Learning


We are happy you are starting your journey with online learning!

This Faculty Guide for Online Learning will provide you with a framework for the development process. There are three building block steps in this process:

  1. Conceptualize your Course
  2. Develop your Course
  3. Pilot your Course

But, before you begin, you should begin to think about the affordances and constraints of online learning. 

Review the selected articles and resources

Step 1 - Conceptualize your Course

After reflecting on the selected articles and resources, it is time to start conceptualizing your course.

Step 2 - Develop your Course

With your planning tools in place, it is time to start developing and implementing your course. Support, tools, and resources are available.

Step 3 - Pilot your Course 

With your online course completely developed, it is now time for you to pilot your course. In this step you need to: