Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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High quality online learning experiences


Foundational offerings

Foundations in effective online teaching

This micro-certificate series provide foundational level skills:

  • Teaching Online @NAU
  • Teaching Online @NAU: Building in Bb Learn
  • Teaching Online @NAU: Best Practices

Best practices and expectations

This resource provides a bulleted list of high-impact practices, features, and tools that lead to high-quality online teaching and learning experiences. It was developed by a committee of faculty, instructional designers, and campus leaders in online education and was endorsed by the Faculty Senate in April 2020.

Intermediate offerings

Current trends in engagement strategies: intermediate micro-certificate series

The certificates provide intermediate level skills:

  • Fundamentals in Leveraging Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft 365: MS Teams for Student Engagement
  • Collaboration for Learning in Online Environments: an Experiential Workshop
  • Alternative Assessments to Promote Engagement

NAU Online Facilitated Course Build workshop

An online-facilitated workshop to assist faculty in the process of building or updating an online course. Faculty are provided with mentoring, technical support, and research-supported design recommendations.

Faculty-focused initiatives

NAU Course Shell
The NAU Course Shell is a resource to promote standardized organizational features across Bb Learn Shells. The template includes placeholders and prompts aligned with Best Practices for Online Teaching and Learning at NAU and offers a short-cut to course building and design.

Course Development Checklist
This resource is a tool for faculty to use in self and peer reviews of their course design. It synthesizes content from NAU’s internal online instruction policies, Quality Matters Rubric, and NAU’s Best Practices for Online Teaching and Learning.

Course Design Documents
A helpful series of documents developed by NAU Online and Innovative Educational Initiative instructional design teams to assist faculty in developing their courses.

Best Practices for Online Teaching at NAU

Consult our best practices to reflect our commitment to providing students with high-quality and equitable online learning experiences.

The Faculty Symposium is offered Fall and Spring every year.

Student-focused initiatives

Learning Online @NAU
This self-paced course provides an orientation to online learning for students in technical instruction in using Bb Learn, and the essential time and self-management strategies that allow students to thrive in an online learning environment.

Self-enroll for Learning Online @ NAU

Learning Online @NAU for Graduate Students
In consultation with campus partners, a revised version of the Learning Online @NAU content has been created specifically for graduate students.

Self-enroll for Learning Online @NAU for Graduate Students

Best Practices for Online Learning at NAU
Consult our best practices for student learning and additional methods to communicate expectations in co-creating a high-quality online learning experience.