University of Vermont

Center for Teaching and Learning

Online Teaching

We've collected numerous links and resources on this page to support faculty in designing, developing, and teaching courses that are taught entirely online. For information about how the CTL can support you in your online teaching, please contact Wendy Verrei-Berenback,

Resource List

CTL Resources

UVM Library Resources

Organizations Researching Best Practices in Online Teaching

Educause Learning Initiatives
This site offers many useful resources on teaching with technology. Access to some resources requires membership login. UVM is a member institution, but to log in, you must first create a profile (see top right of page).
Sloan Consortium
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education.
Quality Matters
Originating from a FIPSE grant, Quality Matters is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.

Educational Perspectives of Emergent Media Technologies

New Media Consortium
The New Media Consortium is an international community of experts in educational technology.
MIT New Media Literacies
Project New Media Literacies (NML), a research initiative based within MIT's Comparative Media Studies program, explores how we might best equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies required to become full participants in an emergent media landscape and raise public understanding about what it means to be literate in a globally interconnected, multicultural world.


Resources for Online Content

CTL's list of Video Resources / CTL's list of Image Resources
CTL listing of repositories of educational multimedia
Resources from the Office of Post-Secondary Education - U.S. Department of Education
A subject map of teaching and learning resources supported by federal grants
MERLOT: Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
Founded in 1997 as a project of the California State University (CSU) System's Center for Distributed Learning, MERLOT has grown into an international consortium of higher education institutions that are working together to plan, set practices, and share resources for online teaching and learning initiatives.

Faculty Development

The following events are regularly hosted by the CTL.
See our Events Calendar to learn what's coming up, read more, and register.


» The Teaching Effectively Online Program - Learn more
» The Hybrid Course Initiative - Learn more

A partial list of workshops offered by the CTL each semeseter:

» Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course
» Blackboard: Communicating and Collaborating
» Blackboard: Assessing Learning
» Podcasting
» Screencasting
» Teaching with Streaming Media
» Designing Assignments
» Blogging with Wordpress
» Constructing a Meaningful Syllabus
» Refresh Your Online Course: re(Organize) and Enrich Your Course » Refresh Your Online Course: Exercise More of Blackboard's Muscle in Your Teaching » Refresh Your Online Course: Faculty-to-Faculty Conversations

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