Resources for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses
Here are some resources to help you design your online or hybrid composition course at RVCC. You'll also find resources to share with your students to help them succeed in your online or hybrid course.
Best practices for teaching an online course and how to navigate the challenges you'll find as an online instructor.
The RVCC Distance Learning website has information for students about what an online class means and offers in-person orientation sessions for online students.
Online orientations for students using WebStudy. This practice course can help students learn how to navigate WebStudy. For those of you teaching an online class, consider requiring students to go through this tutorial and then post what they learned in a Forum in your online class.
Video tutorials on doing college-level research, produced by the librarians at RVCC:
- Research Guide for English Composition I: Online classes can use this tutorial in lieu of the in-person information literacy session required of all face-to-face sections of the course.
- Other videos on research available on the library's web site
- An even larger collection of videos available through the library's YouTube channel
Embedded librarians: Librarian Alyssa Valenti has been serving as an "embedded librarian" for online composition courses. This means that she can be added to your WebStudy class and participate in the Forum discussions about sources. She has also designed screencasts and other tools for students that she can upload into your class. Please contact her for details.
Resources within WebStudy: Melanie Morris and Patti Kletz (RVCC Business Faculty) have developed a WebStudy session you can add to your course that focuses on how students can be successful in an online class. To access their session as well as WebStudy Innovator Projects,you need to log into WebStudy. At the top, go to Lounge, then Community. Then you'll see Faculty AAA Best. You'll see WebStudy Innovations, then PREVIEW to the right. Click on PREVIEW. Click OK. If it asks you for your name, just type your name - it is not a login. When the course opens up, click Timeline in the upper right. Then you'll see a list of ten different WebStudy Innovator Projects.
Updated 1/14/14 by SA