Online Teaching Strategies

Refine your skills in an interactive, collaborative environment.

For faculty looking to become great online teachers, the Online Teaching Strategies course incorporates evidence-based online practices that are sure to motivate you and your students through a successful semester.

Facilitated 4-week course developed by a team of instructional designers, media developers, and Dr Susan Ambrose, author of How Learning Works

About the Course

The Online Teaching Strategies course provides faculty with a robust online experience, including:
  • Overview of online learning research based principles on how students learn
  • Review of the community of inquiry model and its relevance to the online learning environment
  • Strategies for establishing presence and keeping students motivated, providing effective feedback, monitoring and assessing learning, and facilitating online discussions
  • Suggestions for synchronous learning
  • Management techniques to achieve work/life balance, dealing with challenge situations, and legal/ethical issues
  • Collaboration and group discussions with other faculty

By the end of this course, those new to the online teaching environment should feel better prepared and confident to enter the world of online teaching. Those with some experience online should come away with some tips and learning strategies to improve student learning and retention.


  • 4-week online course
  • Fully facilitated
  • Expected time commitment of 3-4hr/week
  • One optional 30-minute synchronous session
  • Certificate of completion for your portfolio
  • Enrollment ends one week before the course start dates. Seats are limited & registration is first-come, first-served.

Who should take this course?

  • All instructors new to teaching online
  • Instructors who have some limited experience in online teaching who want to refine their online teaching strategies and increase engagement in their course
  • Online instructors who want to refine or solidify the foundations of teaching online.
quote: Many of the topics covered were actual issues I faced in the online and onground course with students. I think the strategies suggested were on target. - Mary Beth SemerodQuote: A purpose-built course... it really helped me to better understand online teaching pedagogy as well as appreciate what it feels like to take an online course. -Abena F. Dadze-Arthur

How to enroll: Click on a listed section and select 'Enroll' to enroll yourself. You must be logged in to complete your enrollment - keep in mind this is separate from your institution's LMS and if you do not already have an account from engaging in a previous Wiley faculty development course then you will need to create a new one using a .edu or .ac account. 

Once enrolled, you will have immediate access to the course via the Navigation Drawer (left menu) and will also receive a confirmation email with a direct link to the course. 

If all sections are full, you'll be given the option to add your name to our wait list.