Online Teaching & Learning Services


Instructional Design Services

  • Support and Consultation for designing/developing hybrid and online courses, as well as face to face courses in the following areas:
    • Course design through LMS and other technology tools
    • Pedagogical strategies and best practices
    • Instructional strategies for enhancing interaction in online courses
  • Consultation on effective use of video/audio in teaching
  • Support exploration of new technology tools from an instructional perspective



  • Faculty Learning Community on Hybrid and Online Teaching and Learning
  • Support for Office of Assessment in Outcome usage through Canvas
  • Support for Quality Matters project and participating faculty
  • Collaboration with departments interested in instructional design projects, hybrid and online course design or redesign


Group Discussions and Hands-on Sessions (Sample Topics)

We will be offering small group discussions on topics including the following. We will post schedule of such sessions soon. If your department or colleagues would like to request a group discussion on one or several of these topics, please contact us for scheduling.

  • What is a hybrid course and should I consider teaching one?
  • How to re-design my course for better outcome assessment?
  • How to organize my course with Canvas using a Quality Matters template?
  • How to use interactive tools to engage student attention?


Faculty Resources

Open Course on Designing and Teaching for Impact in Online Courses (developed by Indiana University, adapted by April)

Sac State CTL Quality Matters Course Template (adapted by Kyle)

To download and use a version of the template, go to Canvas, Commons and check off Show Public Resources


Canvas Learning Management System Support at Sac State

Free and cheap online training courses about Canvas and online teaching by CCC @One

Sac State eLearning Policy


Student Resources

Cal State Online

Online Learning Readiness Modules

What it takes to be a successful online student video (advice from students)

Free online tutoring service Smarthinking