IDEAS, or Instructional Design Essentials for Academic Success, is a two-week, online, asynchronous course. Take this workshop to learn the basics of teaching online and get fresh ideas for improving student engagement in all your courses. Designing and building rigorous learning activities in an online course takes some practice, but we’re confident you’ll be able to meet and perhaps exceed your teaching goals . . . and even have some fun along the way. Also, you can earn YU’s certificate of completion that shows you received this training and are ready to teach online courses.

The objectives of the workshop are to enable you to:

  • Develop a strong online presence that will result in greater student engagement and achievement
  • Implement high-impact pedagogical practices in the design of your online course
  • Use technology tools to build enthusiasm and engagement within your discipline