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Teaching Online

The Center for Global Online Learning and Development collaborates to design, develop and implement online learning for UWF’s innovative future. We recognize the importance of providing our faculty with essential training and resources.

The Teaching Online section contains valuable information about working with the Center for GOLD, collaborating with an Instructional Designer, and enhancing courses with multimedia and innovative teaching strategies for UWF faculty who teach online or supplement face-to-face courses with online instruction.

Here at the Center for GOLD, our goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to deliver an engaging and quality online learning experience for our students.

Create Your Course

Online course creation should be iterative where you write and organize, teach, and re-write and re-organize based on formative and summative assessments. Visit this page for resources on backward design, semester start and end checklists to help make course development more efficient.

Create Your Course

Enhance Your Course

Enhancing your course with learning objects and activities beyond static readings and lectures will stimulate learning while making the course more dynamic and successful. Discover the most suitable tools and enhancements to present your content in a memorable and meaningful way that also aligns with your course objectives.

Course Enhancements

Find Effective Teaching Strategies

Stay current with effective online teaching strategies for designing, implementing, and facilitating your course. Explore the resources here to learn more about designing and delivering your next online course.

Teaching Strategies

Online Accessibility

Accessibility describes the degree to which a person can access products, services, devices or environments. Accessibility of Electronic Information focuses on the ease by which all students, regardless of ability, can access course materials. Here we discuss how faculty can ensure their course materials are accessible and usable by all students.

Online Accessibility

Professional Development

We understand that faculty have different experience levels and training needs. We “meet you where you are at” by offering a variety of face-to-face workshops, webinars, and on-demand tutorials, to give you the best possible training and professional development to help you succeed in reaching your online teaching goals.

Professional Development

Resources for Teaching Online

The Center for GOLD offers an array of resources and tools that promote student learning. Using your teaching style, course content, and learning outcomes, our Instructional Design team can help you choose the tools to enhance your students' understanding of course material through dynamic and interactive learning experiences.


Get Support

The Global Online Team and Canvas 24/7 Support are ready to provide assistance before, during, and after a campus closure.

Submit a JIRA Ticket

Faculty can submit a JIRA Ticket to Global Online by emailing or by completing a GOLD Help Service Desk JIRA form. 

Submit a JIRA Ticket

Canvas 24/7 Support

Canvas offers 24/7 support via the Canvas Support Hotline, Chat, and Canvas Guides. 

Canvas 24 Hour Support

Contact an Instructional Designer

Global Online has an Instructional Designer Liaison for each college. Learn more about your Liaison or to view contact information by visiting our Contact an Instructional Designer page.

Contact an Instructional Designer