Online Teaching Lab

Online Teaching Lab words next to a PIE chart and computer

What is the Online Teaching Lab?

The Online Teaching Lab (OTL) is a fully asynchronous, completely self-paced online course that provides a comprehensive research-based foundation in effective online teaching.

In the OTL, participants will:

Investigate questions such as:

  • How do we humanize our online courses?
  • How do we engage students online?
  • How do we design for academic integrity online?

Explore issues around remote teaching such as:

  • Universal design for learning
  • Resilient course design
  • Trauma-informed teaching
  • Equitable & inclusive online courses
  • Social presence & student interaction

Experience online learning from the student perspective

  • To better facilitate interactive experiences for your own students

As part of the lab, participants will explore these topics:

  • Resilient course design.
  • Trauma-informed pedagogies.
  • Instructor presence & humanizing online learning.
  • Universal design for learning.
  • Video and online resources.
  • Social presence & student interaction.
  • Assessment & academic integrity.
  • Student reflection & metacognition.

Learning Outcomes

This course remains open as a resource for SF State faculty.

Stipends for faculty completion of CEETL course offerings were made possible through one-time emergency federal funding (CARES and HEERF) for COVID-19. This funding source has now concluded as of 4/25/22. CEETL courses remain available as a resources for the campus community, though stipends for completion will no longer be awarded.