Developing a course online for the first time can be a daunting task, as can sorting through the tools and resources you need to get started. To help busy faculty get up to speed on the “must-haves” for a quality online course, the Academy developed a 15-item Essential Online Course Features Checklist.

The Academy then hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 that showcased Harper faculty courses that demonstrate these essential course features in action, and provided ideas and suggestions to help “check the boxes” when creating quality online course experiences for students. Considerations for equity pedagogies for each section of the checklist were shared along with a few examples of applications.

From Checklist to Course: Essential Online Course Features Showcase

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