Online Instructor Resources

Mailing List

Join the Teach Online at UNLV mailing list!

Professional Development Workshops

Online Teaching Drop In Clinic
Effective Online Teaching
Teaching Online: Making a Course Your Own
Increasing Student Interaction and Engagement in Online Classes

Tip sheets and more

Tips for Effective Online Teaching

One page handout with tips instructors can implement immediately in their online classes.

Online Teaching Competencies and the Community of Inquiry (COI) Model

Faculty who teach successful online or hybrid classes have: teaching presence, cognitive presence, and social presence. Faculty accomplish these three presences via the competencies listed in this handout.

Teach Online Pre-Flight Checklist

One page checklist to help instructors double check that their online or hybrid class is "ready for take off" before the semester begins.


Critical Inquiry in a Text-Based Environment: Computer Conferencing in Higher Education
Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., and Archer, W. (2000)

Best Practices for Online Business Education
Grandzol, J. R., and Grandzol, C. J. (2006)

How do online course design features influence student performance?
Jaggars, S. and Xu, D. (2016)

Creating an Effective Online Instructor Presence
Jaggars, S., Edgecombe, N., and West Stacey, G. (2013)


Community of Inquiry (CoI) Model


Online Student Resources

UNLV instructors are welcome to share our Learn Online resources with their students.

Online Student Student Essentials 

  • Check list for first time online students

  • Check list for all online students

Tips for Success Online

Online Student Tools & Tutorials

Helpful Links

View all of our Resources for Online Students