Course Description

To be an effective online instructor, you must be comfortable with the learning technology and familiar with the relevant instructional methods and approaches needed to ensure learner success. Examine practical guidelines for teaching, strategies to support active learning, assessment, and evaluation of discussion-board participation. Engage in hands-on work to plan basic components of your own online lesson or course.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a toolbox of ideas and theories that will enable you to enhance your planning and delivery of an online course.  Specifically you will be able to:

  • Build a conceptual understanding of how the online environment affects the instructor's role and the learner's role
  • Learn core knowledge and skills for effective online teaching
  • Examine and utilize quality standards for online courses
  • Apply best practice principles to plan and teach an online course in your own setting
  • Plan interactive teaching strategies that support active learning
  • Plan course management strategies that help save time and resources
  • Utilize practical strategies for managing online discussions and communicating with learners
  • Experience, through interaction, the importance of developing a community within and online course and specific techniques for successfully building a learning community
  • Select assessment methods appropriate to learning objectives and context


A background in teaching face-to-face is strongly recommended.  This course is for you if you are new to online delivery, have not had formal training in online delivery, or want to keep current with some of the latest technology and practices.

Students should expect to spend five to seven hours on coursework each week. 


BMC 352 Learning Online
(or BMC 152 Learning Online or Learning Online Waiver)


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Jan 28, 2020 to Mar 23, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $525.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required. All materials will be provided online. 

Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

There are two live sessions using Adobe Connect scheduled during the course (both are optional to attend).  A USB headset with an attached microphone is strongly recommended for these sessions.

One assignment requires you to produce a short video introduction.  To complete the assignment, you will need access to a headset with a microphone and a webcam. 

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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