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

Quality Online Teaching: Essential Skills

Essential Skills is the foundational course for all instructors who will be teaching online. The skills covered include:

  • establishing and maintaining instructor presence in the online learning environment
  • developing standards for individual and group communication
  • facilitating interaction
  • providing timely feedback and support to your online students

This is the first of two courses intended to prepare participants to provide quality online instruction. Successful completion of both the Quality Online Teaching: Essential Skills and Quality Online Teaching: Advanced Skills courses will result in certification as a Quality Online Instructor.

NOTE: Completion of this course is required for enrollment in the advanced skills course.

To enroll in this course, please contact:

Cindy Mersereau Karen Barth
Academic Technology Center | Building 77 Room 138| 11000 University Pkwy. | Pensacola, FL 32514 | (850) 474-2056 | 1.888.529.1823 | 850.474.2807 (Fax) | | Campus Map | Text Only