Contribute an example of an effective online teaching strategy

This project seeks to provide an opportunity for instructors to share their online teaching successes with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community. Each technique will consist of a 3-5 minute screen recording to help other online instructors learn how to get started using the technique you share. Additional files and links may be included.

Pre-Recording Work

Identify a technique in your online course that has worked well for you and your students. If it uses technology, please stick with ones that are university-supported. Locate a clear example in your course that you are comfortable sharing with others and follow the format below to provide your example as a resource for other instructors.

Your presentation will generally follow a “what, why, how” format where you share what you do, why you do it, and how others can implement it. Spend a few moments considering how you want to communicate your “what, why, how” information. Maybe you have a story behind this resource that details why you tried it, where you got the idea from, and how well it has worked in your course. If you do have a wider story around the technique the story could be a powerful way to share your “what, why, how” information.


The objective of this project is to provide a three to five-minute MP4 video where you introduce yourself briefly (your name, what department you work in) and provide the “what, how, why” of a technique in your online course. Ideally, you will use a screen recorder, such as VidGrid, as a means to describe and show your technique. Using a presentation application such as Powerpoint or Keynote is optional, as is turning on your webcam.

Please contact McKinzie Sutter at if you have additional questions about your submission.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Contact Infomation


What are you sharing (e.g. an assessment, syllabus, discussion post, interactive strategy, etc.)? What are some of its main features?

What are you sharing (e.g. an assessment, syllabus, discussion post, etc.)? What are some of the main features?


This is your time to share how it has made a positive impact on your course and your students and why, according to teaching and learning literature, it works. Feel free to share positive reviews from students or your own reflections on how your technique makes a difference in your course. Please don’t let the connections to teaching & learning literature discourage you from sharing what you do in your online course -- an instructional designer assigned to your college can help you identify connections that help explain why your technique works. Some potential connections are:

  • Community of Inquiry
  • Active Learning
  • Place-Based Learning
  • Backward Design
  • Just-in-time Teaching
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Quality Matters standards

Share your teaching & learning inspiration for this. Sources of inspiration come from many places. Here are a few examples:

  • SIOT, IOT, or CTT programming/resources
  • Research you’ve read
  • Recommendation from an instructional designer, colleague, or student
  • A learning experience of your own
  • Student feedback


Describe how you implemented this technique by detailing the key features and processes you used to make it work. If someone were to modify or try your technique for their course, what components are very important to have? Are there certain issues you should forewarn the instructor about? Are there any components that are completely optional and/or unnecessary? This information helps instructors who want to try out something similar.

Please attach any additional files
If you have more than one file to upload, please .zip them together in a single compressed package. If you have questions about the submission process or about the content, please contact
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
May other instructors contact you with questions or comments? Required