Skip to Main Content

Telework: Teaching Online

Resources and tips for Highline College employees engaged in teleworking during the current coronavirus situation.

E-Learning - Teaching Online

Highline Resources for Online Teaching

From the Highline Instructional Design Dept.

PLAID Your Course!

The Peer-Led Analysis of Instructional Design (PLAID) is a tool to help you analyze and tune up your online, hybrid, or web-enhanced course. Learn more!

Teaching Online/Hybrid

Course Evaluations

Library Resources for Online Teaching

Doing research
From our Library home page, you and your students can access databases including streaming videos, ebooks, articles, and statistics. Librarians are happy to recommend resources for your curricular needs. (Remote access is easy – you just enter your Highline username and password.)  Note: for tips on using OneSearch from the Library home page, look at the "Library and Web Resources for Professional Development" section of this guide.

 The Library also has a list of Remote Resources for Highline College Library Users that you can share with students.

Information Literacy and Online Teaching

The Library offers 8 information literacy (IL) modules for use in Canvas. These modules are designed to teach students research skills in brief, focused chunks. Check out the Faculty Guide to Canvas Information Literacy Modules, and let us know if you have any questions. (If you use any of these modules in your Canvas courses, please let us know because we're tracking usage data.)
If you don’t see what you need in the links above, please contact the Library Reference Dept. at We have many additional resources that are useful in IL classes that we can share with you.

Help with E-Learning Technologies

The Highline Instructional Design Dept. offers information on the following technologies.  If you need to contact them directly, you can do so at .

Moving Classes From F2F to Online

Compliments of Sue Frantz (Psychology Dept.)

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this move from face-to-face (f2) classes to online/live video classes, you are not alone.

Garth Neufeld (formerly at Highline, now at Cascadia), Eric Landrum (Boise State), and Marianne Lloyd (Seton Hall) have a podcast called PsychSessions where they talk to psychology faculty about teaching psychology.   See the list of podcasts they have created.

Tips on Teaching Online

Online Education  (Faculty Focus) contains a wide variety of articles focusing on improving online teaching, including promoting student autonomy in student discussions, promoting an online community, creating a successful online classroom, effective design, assessment, and more.

How to Be a Better Online Teacher (Chronicle of Higher Education)  - from the author "Which brings me to the purpose of this guide. What you will find here is advice on how to make your online pedagogy as effective and satisfying as the in-person version, including: 10 essential principles and practices of better online teaching ,Common misperceptions, and How to find help.

How to Reconnect With Students and Strengthen Your Remote Course (Chronicle of Higher Education) - two instructors offer ideas on "how to structure a supportive learning environment, and how that might apply to an emergency situation such as this, where many students struggle to stay focused, or find it difficult to learn with unfamiliar systems and technologies."

Take My Advice (Inside Higher Ed) - Seventeen instructors offer guidance for colleagues teaching an online course for the first time (and for those seeking a few new ideas).

10 Tips for Success from New Online Teachers (Rochester Institute of Technology) -  RIT’s Teaching and Learning Services hosted a series of workshops for faculty new to developing online courses. After each faculty member taught their newly designed course for the first time, we asked them to write a reflection on how the course went and how they would improve the course before the next offering. With their permission, we’ve taken those reflections and distilled from them 10 tips for improving an online course.

CC License