Teaching Online Resources

Here you will find many of the best practices compiled by the Center for Distributed Learning to help you link into new ideas about teaching online. The resources represent a compilation of those activities and techniques to help instructors plan their online and mixed mode courses.

Need to see if your idea will work?  Check out the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) for real world strategies.

Unsure on matching your objectives to your activities? Online Tools & Taxonomy Resources (OTTR) will liven up your class and improve your outcomes.

Connect with Your Instructional Designer

Your Instructional Designer can offer guidance as you design, develop, and deliver your online and mixed-mode courses. Connect with your allocated Instructional Designer to learn more!

Additional UCF Faculty Resources

Internal Resources/Services Besides the Center for Distributed Learning, there are several other departments on campus offering support for online courses at UCF. Below are a few departments highlighted for their online resources. The UCF Library The UCF Library offers many services to faculty teaching online. Online journals, image databases, and film libraries are just naming …

Instructional Designer Lookup Tool

If you have successfully completed IDL6543, OFRA, or Teaching with Lecture Capture (TLC), then you have the benefit of being paired with an experienced Instructional Designer. You are the expert in your discipline; we are experts in designing quality online learning experiences. Instructional Designers offer guidance as you design, develop, and deliver your online course. These …

Objective Builder Tool

About the Objective Builder Objective Builder is a tool for faculty to create measurable learning objectives from three different learning domains.  Features include: An example objective Links to theoretical learning domain research Step-by-step process Built-in explanations of educational terminology Easy to create multiple objectives in one sitting This tool was designed and created in a …

The Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast)

The Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast), hosted by Dr. Thomas Cavanagh and Dr. Kelvin Thompson, is a monthly podcast for online and blended learning professionals conducted over a shared cup of coffee. Share with the hosts your thoughts on past episodes or ideas for new episodes via email (topcast@ucf.edu), or join the conversation on Twitter with …

UCF Financial Aid Requirement

UCF must comply with the Federal Student Financial Aid regulation that states that in order to receive federal aid, students must be actively academically engaged (according to a federal definition) in each course in which they are enrolled. Timeline for Verifying Academic Engagement For the first disbursement of financial aid, we are required to gather …