Institute for instructors to focus on online teaching

March, 2022

After seeing its highest attendance, the Center for Transformative Teaching is excited to announce that the Institute for Online Teaching is back this year with more opportunities for the university’s instructional community.

The institute, formerly known as the Summer Institute for Online Teaching, has been running since 2002 and has guided hundreds of instructors through challenges and benefits to using online teaching and learning formats.

“For summer 2022, we removed the backward design element so we could focus more on best practices for course delivery,” Amy Ort, instructional designer at the CTT, said. “This means we were able to add a lot of new content, including accessibility and inclusive teaching, feedback techniques, assessment strategies, and collaborative learning.”

Several instructional designers at the CTT, who support faculty year-round with course design, start prepping for the institute in the fall semester, making sure to have the most up-to-date information and resources.

“There's a little bit of something for everyone,” Julia Remsik Larsen, an instructional designer for the CTT, said. “Participants who will get the greatest benefits from the institute are ones who already have some teaching experience and are translating that experience to the online space.

The institute will start the last week of May and run through the middle of June. Interested participants have until Monday, May 16, at 5:00 p.m to register. To learn more about the event and register, please visit the IOT webpage.