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Online Teaching Resources for Faculty

Best Practices in Online Learning

How to get started with online

Student Guide to Canvas​: Canvas is the learning management system at the University of Colorado Denver. This guide is for students new to Canvas.

Canvas Basics Webinar​ (Recorded August 2015): Each semester, CU Online offers a number of online and face-to-face training sessions on the basics of Canvas. If you cannot make one of our trainings, watch this recorded version.

Discovering Canvas for Students Webinar​(Recorded January 2016): For students who are new to Canvas, this brief webinar will introduce students to Canvas and provide them with tools for success.

Tutorials from CU Online

If you are interested in attending one of our training events, we ask that you register. These tutorials were designed to help you get the most out of the training and registration system.

How to register for a CU Online training

How to update your CU Online training profile​

How to print your professional development transcript

If you are using CU Online Open for continuing education or non-credit courses, the tutorials below are helpful to get participants registered.

How to register for a CU Onli​ne Open course (UCD users)​​

Resources to teach online

Instructional Design Resources​: Visit the ID Resources page for information on available ID Resources including consultations and ready to use resources.​​​

Zoom Quick Guide​: Zoom is the web conferencing software supported by CU Online. This guide will get you using Zoom with students and colleagues all over the globe.

Proctorio Setup Guide for Faculty: ​Proctorio is a service for proctoring online exams delivered in Canvas. Using Proctorio, you can identify who is taking a test and enforce rules and monitor behavior of test-takers.

Qualtrics Quick Guide​: Qualtrics provides a cloud-based survey platform allowing organizations to standardize data, surveys and consolidate disparate survey tool licenses. 

Academic Honesty Toolkit: While the majority of the information covered in this document fits well with issues of classroom honesty as it does with online learning, the focus is on fully online courses.

Canvas Mobile Apps: Canvas has created mobile apps for iOS and Android that streamline access to basic features. Not all functionality is available in the mobile apps.​

Online Skills Mastery Rubric​: This rubric was developed by CU Online and can be used to self-evaluate an online course.

Thinglink for Building Interactions: Improve student interaction with Thinglink! You might be wondering what is Thinglink and how does it work? Read on to find out!

Credly in the Classroom : Although badges have not been fully adapted in higher education, they are slowly becoming more widely used by job hunters on Linkedin and employers are seeking proof from potential candidates of their skills before investing in the onboarding process.​​

Credly for Badging : Learn what Credly is and how it works with this quick video tutorial.


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