Distance Learning Council

Distance Learning Council

University of Denver

University of Denver

  • Support for Distance Learning

    • To effectively deliver a distance course requires more than simply posting a syllabus, reading assignments, videos of lectures, and/or exams on a web site. Careful attention to course design is required to improve student engagement, learning, and retention in online courses. Both University College and the Office of Teaching & Learning provide training and support to faculty and units who are currently involved in, or considering implementing distance education courses or programs at the University of Denver.  

      Individual courses need not be formally reviewed by the Distance Leaning Council, but should be approved by the appropriate person in the department, division, school, or college and include consultation with the online learning team in the Office of Teaching & Learning (OTL).  Online instructors must complete the OTL’s “Teaching Online Workshop” before teaching online at DU.  

      Visit the Teaching Online portfolio for faculty, student, and technology resources available for teaching an online course.

      University of College instructors should contact Paul Novak at x17677 to schedule consultations. All other instructors should contact Kathy Keairns at x14156 in the Office of Teaching & Learning.

  • DU resources for online students

  • Office of Teaching & Learning

    • Teaching Online Workshop

      The Office of Teaching & Learning (OTL) facilitates online Teaching Online Workshops for instructors new to teaching online. The workshops are delivered entirely online and instructors experience distance learning first-hand from the student perspective. Workshop participants will:

      • learn best practices for designing and delivering an online course.
      • design a course syllabus and student learning activities that are consistent with the learning objectives.
      • learn how to organize and post online course materials in Canvas.
      • be able to identify challenges of distance education.learn communication strategies for teaching at a distance.

      Instructors who complete the online workshop receive a certificate of completion from the Office of Teaching & Learning.

    • What Faculty Need to Know About Teaching Online


      The Successful Online Learner


      Teaching Online Initiative




This portfolio last updated: Dec 8, 2017 11:14:15 AM