Wayne State University

Teaching Online

Instructor at computerThe Office for Teaching & Learning supports online courses and programs. We provide assistance with course design and assessment, diversity, evidence-based learning strategies, and instructional technologies. If you are teaching a hybrid or online course and would like to consult, we are available in person, by phone, or virtually.  To schedule an individual consultation, click here or call 313-577-0001.

Are you considering teaching a hybrid or online course?


Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute

The Office for Teaching & Learning offers the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute in May.  The institute is designed to help instructors prepare to teach in a hybrid or online environment with a strong foundation of hybrid and online course design principles and best practices. This is a hybrid learning opportunity with two face-to-face meetings and a week in between in which to develop and post course materials in an online environment.  

In the institute, you will…

  • Review best practices for hybrid and online teaching
  • Discuss various frameworks for designing hybrid and online courses
  • Identify and practice the basic operations and features of a Canvas classroom from both student and instructor perspectives
  • Explore strategies that emphasize active learning and student engagement in hybrid and online environments
  • Design at least one unit of learning for a hybrid or online course

Meeting Dates & Times

Monday, May 6th, 2019 & Monday, May 13th, 2019. Additionally, participants can expect to complete approximately eight hours of online activities between meetings.

Monday, May 6th, 2019: 8:30am – 3:00pm (Light breakfast and lunch are included)
Monday, May 13th, 2019: 8:30am – 12:00pm (Light breakfast is included)


Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute, May 2017

2017 Monday Cohort
2017 Tuesday Cohort

Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute, May 2016

Monday Cohort
Tuesday Cohort 2016

Online Teaching Institute, May 2015

Online Teaching Institute Morning Cohort Photo
Online Teaching Institute Afternoon Cohort Photo

"The structure was great. From working through the modules between sessions (which was very well organized and set up a perfect amount of work) to having support at the beginning and feedback at the end, all this was very helpful."

           - Online Teaching Institute Participant, May 2015