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The ASU Online Faculty Center

The ASU Online Faculty Center is much more than just another resource for faculty and instructors who teach online. It was developed based on recommendations from ASU Online Program Leads and online instructors from across the university.

Instructors who teach an ASU Online o-course, can request enrollment and then access the ASU Online Faculty Center within Blackboard.

ASU Online Orientation

The Orientation provides an introduction to the resources, tools and services available to support instructors teaching or designing o-courses through ASU Online, including the following topics:

  • The ASU Course Development Checklist and Best Practices for Teaching Online
  • How Your ASU Online Instructional Designer Can Assist You
  • How the New Media Studio Can Assist You In Creating Media For Your Course
  • ASU UTO Blackboard & Technical Support
  • ASU Subject Librarians
  • Blackboard Training, Workshops, & Quality Matters
  • The Course Startup Checklist
  • Who are ASU Online Students?
  • Resources available for ASU Online Students

Faculty Discussion Forums

These discussion forums are for ASU instructors to discuss some of the most popular topics related to online teaching. All instructors who teach through ASU Online have access to these forums, which are facilitated.  The discussion forums are designed to leverage the experience that exists among instructors and facilitate the sharing of ideas on improving online teaching and learning at the university. Discussion topics include the following:

  • Instructor Presence in Online Courses
  • Active Learning & Building Community
  • Teaching Courses with Large Enrollments
  • Academic Integrity

10 Minutes For Excellence – Modules on Best Practices for Teaching Online

The 10 Minutes for Excellence self-pace modules are designed to provide you with quick tips and techniques for improving your online courses. Topics include the following:
  • Setting Up Online Courses
  • Creating Visible Instructor Presence in Online Courses
  • Providing Effective Student Feedback
  • Designing Effective Assessment Strategies
  • Maintaining Academic Integrity in Online Courses
  • Building Community & Actively Facilitating Discussions
  • Designing Engaging Instructional Materials
  • Fair Use & Copyright for Online Instructors
  • Increasing Interaction Through Learning Activities
  • Providing Learner Support
  • Using Course Technologies to Engage Students
  • Designing Effective Online Courses
  • Succeeding as an ASU Online Program Unit Lead