Support for Online Faculty

Online courses are offered during Allen Term (December - January), Summer Term, and occasionally during the fall and spring semesters. Online courses are taught using Canvas, AU's learning management system. Support is available for all faculty who teach online.

Recommended Course Development Procedurecoursedev

Faculty are encouraged to complete the course development procedure illustrated above. The following services are available from AU ITS:

  • Online Course Delivery Training
  • Course development assistance
  • Training & help with creating online videos
  • Online Course Accessibility Reviews, in conjunction with the Center for Academic Success

To schedule Online Course Delivery training or to discuss the available services, please contact Meghanne Freivald, AU's Online Learning Coordinator. If you are interested in teaching online, but would like more information, please explore SUNY's Interested in Teaching Online course. This self-paced online course is a good introduction to online learning principles, and will provide a foundation for those with limited online learning experience.

Is Your Course Ready?

To ensure that your course is ready, you may use the Online Course Development Self-Assessment to check mechanics, navigation, and accessibility. You may save and/or print this document and use it for each course you are teaching online.

To confirm that your course is ready to run, you should complete the Online Course Development Milestone Completion Record. When each milestone has been completed, the division chair and/or Online Learning Coordinator will add his or her signature. Please save this form, fill out the top portion, and forward it to the Online Learning Coordinator, who will pass it on to the division chair. Once all signatures have been obtained, the form should be forwarded to the dean. This form has been adopted by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Art & Design.