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The Online Teaching Institute

Eric LePage from the TTC with OTI Intro and welcome 

The annual summer BSU Online Teaching Institute is designed for both beginner and intermediate-level online instructors who are planning to teach a hybrid or fully online course. Faculty can work at their own pace with guidance from instructors to develop or refine an online course site and syllabus. The course is centered around ​nine learning modules that cover the following topics; an introduction to online teaching and learning, learning outcomes, assessments, online instruction, syllabus design, teaching materials/OER, establishing community, and course design and management, and the next steps for delivering an online course. The goal is to provide faculty with a solid foundation in the best practice of online teaching and learning. Online Teaching Institute participants will also be invited to participate in a series of live webinars offered throughout the summer including; Supporting Struggling Students Online, Blackboard Getting Started, Flipgrid for teaching and learning, Online Community, Learning Science strategies, Best Practices for Managing Online Discussions, Zoom and web-conferencing best practices. An additional short refresher seminar will be offered during the period between the fall 2020 semester and the spring 2021 semester that will allow faculty to work with the instructors to further refine the courses they have developed or to complete a work in progress.

The summer 2020 institute is now complete, but we will be back next summer!

This page is maintained by the Teaching & Technology Center. Send comments and suggestions to​. Last reviewed 08/19/20.​​
Example of modules covered in the summer 2020 institute below:

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