Best Practices: Building a Learning Community in an Online Course (Course 4)

Instructors: Marianne Bauer, Sirui Wang and Greg Wells

Dates: Mar. 20-Apr. 9

Time: N/A

Location: Facilitated online


Engagement can be one of the most important indicators for a successful online class experience, and it can be accomplished by building a learning community. In this short course, you will explore practices and discover tools that encourage three types of engagement: student to instructor, student to student and student to content. Additionally, you will discover techniques and procedures for successfully managing and facilitating an online course through building your learning community.

You might be interested in this course if:

This class is part of a series of TILT short courses on best practices for designing, developing and facilitating online courses. The courses can be taken in any order. However, if you don’t have much experience designing and developing an online course, hands-on experience in a learning management system or previous online teaching experience, you may want to take Course 1 (which will be offered this summer) before taking Course 3 or Course 4.