University of West Florida

Academic Technology Center


Need help with your course?

Contact Our Instructional Designers:

Cindy Mersereau:
Phone: 850-474-3291

June Watkins:
Phone: 850-474-3165

Lior Flum:
Phone: 850-473-7239

Teaching your Online Course

Be sure to check out ATC's Quality Online Instructor Certificate program for designing and teaching online courses.

Getting Ready to Teach your Course

Ensure your course technology codes have been set in ClassMate to designate course as an eLearning course:
  • Access Classmate from the Classmate tab in MyUWF
  • The eLearning tech code must be set:
    • To enroll students into the course shell
    • Before course sections can be linked

After the complete course has been developed, test all aspects of the course from the student's perspective including:
  • course navigation
  • content accuracy
  • content and media display
  • internal and external links
  • functionality of individual course components

For previously developed courses:
  • In addition to completing some of the items above, there is course maintenance that you will need to complete each semester for course copied from a previous semester. Here are some suggested tasks:
    • Make minor updates to content (as needed)
    • Make any necessary changes to your schedule and syllabus (check assignment due dates)
    • Check release dates for content, quizzes, dropbox, etc.
    • Make calendar entries

Once your course begins, you will:
  • Facilitate and manage all aspects of your online course
  • Update your course information as needed
  • Interact and communicate with your students online via discussions, chat or Elluminate Live! sessions
  • Monitor your students' interactions and communications
  • Provide timely feedback and grades on questions and assignments/assessments
  • Track student progress

Visit the Training Section of this website to learn more about professional development opportunities. You can sign up for our training through the Reservation Desk.


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