Online/Remote Instruction Resources

Flower Darby, Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies at Northern Arizona University (NAU), shares strategies for faculty. 

Use the resources and tools found on this website to as you design your course, beginning with a curriculum analysis and resulting in a course map that displays the alignment of all components of a course.

The resources were created by UC San Diego. 


G. Wiggins & F McTighe, chapter in Understanding by Design (1998).

Review ideas for creating active learning activities in an online/remote classroom at this website created by the Illinois Online Network. 

The video explains why it is important to ask right, open-ended questions. It will give you overview for ineffective and effective question for online discussion boards, and some ideas of alternatives to the question-and-answer format.

Learn more about creating meaningful discussions. Also includes sample rubrics. 

Tips on creating discussion questions for an online classroom.