New Cohort!

  • This course is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Welcome to Teaching Online Effectively (TOnE)!

Course Description

For the next four weeks, we'll dive into some key ideas to help you design your course with multi-access learning in mind. Whether you need to put your full course online this summer/fall, or you want to include more online elements in your campus course, we hope that this mini-course provides the information and resources you need.

Another key focus of our time together is to build a Community of Inquiry - a forum where we can share resources, experiences, and ideas about course design.

Welcome Video from Kelly Marjanovic (sign in to MS Stream using your TWU Pass credentials)

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Welcome video

Course Topics

This mini-course will take place over 4 weeks and is organized into 5 units. Please see the topics and schedule below:

Week 1: May 19-22 - Design Principles and Learner Contexts
  • Multi-Access Course Design Principles (Unit 1)
  • Course Design Process & Elements (Unit 2)
Week 2: May 25-29 - Learning Activities & Assessments
  • Engaging Learning Activities & Assessment Strategies (Unit 3)
Week 3: June 1-5 Library Resources: Curriculum Builder, Virtual Labs and Research Resources
  • Using the Curriculum Builder in Moodle to share your reading list.
  • Overview of digitally connected resources for labs and research.
Week 4: June 8-12 - Digitally Mediated Community-Building and Learning Pods
  • Teaching Online & Building Community (Unit 4)
  • Technology and Learning (Unit 5)

Synchronous Zoom Sessions

Here is an overview of the synchronous sessions we'll be facilitating during this mini-course:

Monday/Tuesday sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes.
Friday sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes.

Date Time Description Facilitators
Tuesday, May 19 11:00 am Course Design Process and Elements Kelly, Colin, & Scott
Friday, May 22 11:00 am Moodle Set up and Gradebook Colin
Monday, May 25 11:00 am Learning Activities and Assessments Kelly
Friday, May 29 11:00 am Zoom and MS Stream Colin & Scott
Monday, June 1 11:00 am Library Resources Duncan, Bill , & Qinqin
Friday, June 5 11:00 am Web-based learning activities Scott, & Kelly
Monday, June 8 11:00 am Building Community Online Colin, Scott, & Kelly
Friday, June 12 11:00 am Wrap-up All

Zoom link: Please join us at: https://twu.zoom.us/s/91185777366 Meeting ID: 911 8577 7366

Before each session, you may want to look at the week's topics and the Unit's Activity Checklist.

Navigation For information on how to navigate through this course on Moodle, see here.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Examine evidence-based teaching practices and techniques;
  • Plan and design interactive learning experiences to meet learning outcomes;
  • Analyze the characteristics of online teaching within theoretical models of blended teaching and learning;
  • Evaluate the quality of feedback in light of evidence-based research;
  • Apply multi-modal communication and collaboration tools effectively to support learning in a higher education context;
  • Explore and evaluate a range of digital media, technologies and communities appropriate for supporting learning;
  • Evaluate interactions in a learning environment and develop strategies for high quality educative interactions;
  • Engage in a Community of Inquiry and discuss applications for your learning/teaching context.

Required Texts and Materials

  • CORE TEXT: Bates, T. (2015). Teaching in a digital age. 2nd Edition. Victoria : BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project, 2019.
  • All resources will be provided online.

Facilitator Introductions

Kelly Marjanovic, Instructional Designer

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Kelly's Self-introduction Video

Colin Madland, Manager, Online Learning and Instructional Technology

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Colin's Self-introduction Video

Scott Macklin, Executive Director GLOBAL Online …a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

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Scott's Self-introduction Video


The following Zotero Group Library is open and will be updated regularly.

TWU TOnE Library

Course Facilitators

Scott Macklin


Colin Madland


Kelly Marjanovic


Questions? Tech support needs?

Please email elearning@twu.ca

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