High-quality online learning experiences
Achieving excellence in online teaching and learning
The High-Quality Online Learning Experiences graphic was developed by the NAU online steering committee during the summer of 2019. The graphic shows the interconnected approach to high-quality online learning experiences across the institution by multiple units. It has provided continued guidance for the development of faculty and student teaching and learning resources. Each of these segments, faculty, student, programs and institutional, will be regularly reviewed and updated to meet current recommendations in online teaching and learning in higher education.
The certificates provide foundational level skills:
- Teaching Online @NAU
- Teaching Online @NAU: Building in Bb Learn
- Teaching Online @NAU: Best Practices
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.
The certificates provide intermediate level skills:
- Fundamentals in Leveraging Google Workspace for Education & Microsoft 365: MS Teams for Student Engagement
- Collaboration for Learning in Online Environments: an Experiential Workshop
- Alternative Assessments to Promote Engagement
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 Accordion Closed
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.
Student-focused initiatives Accordion Closed
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: a document for students
This document is a resource to support student learning and provides an additional method to communicate expectations in co-creating a high-quality online learning experience. View document.