Digital teaching resources and course development techniques
Content reviewed August 2023
The Manitoba Flexible Learning Hub, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, has developed materials and tutorials to help you prepare for and teach your online, blended and distributed learning course.
Check back for updated details and information on where to access new materials and tutorials.
View the resources on this page to access information regarding teaching remotely and creating and adding content online.
Assessment, activities and feedback
Assessment, activities and feedback blog posts
Creating online teaching materials and communications
Practical tips and best practices on writing alt-text for images, charts, data visuals and infographics in your online teaching materials
Covers the best practices and practical tips on preparing and communicating about audio in your online teaching materials
Best practices and practical tips on preparing and communicating about images with special considerations for data visualizations and maps in your online teaching materials.
Basics of why we want accessible designed courses and what frameworks support accessibility and usability in online course design.
These tips combine image and audio tips plus other considerations for preparing and communicating about video in your online teaching materials.
Accessibility blog posts
Nine practice steps for beginning to include equity, diversity and inclusion in your teaching practices
A resource to help you think about the objectives, technology and student assessment of a blended or distributed activity.
Five strategies will help your students navigate the online course environment components, get to know you and forge connections with peers.
A guide on where to start when teaching remotely in a hurry and considerations for teaching continuity.
Strategies to support academic integrity and copyright considerations for online and remote courses.
Course design blog posts
- Enhancing online instructor presence
- Learning activities that promote interaction
- One course, one instructor, many delivery methods
- Virtual class etiquette for instructors
- Virtual class etiquette for students
LMS course frameworks and guide
These resources are developed in partnership with the University of Manitoba. Framework courses are the starting place for your course development. It contains examples in each of the basic Brightspace and Moodle tools (Grades, Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Content, Announcements) that can be edited to get your course up and running quickly. Three versions of the Framework course are available, for both Brightspace and Moodle, which contain examples that align with several disciplines.
Every framework course will contain standard components that assist an instructor in meeting Quality Matters requirements and best practices for online and remote learning.
Guides to recording and narrating your presentation for asynchronous learning
Self-paced teaching and learning online courses
Two asynchronous courses, each with a different audience and focus.
For instructor transition to online teaching
- A 3-hour, asynchronous course will prepare instructors to teach learners in online and remote learning environments.
For learners who are new to online learning
- A 3-hour, asynchronous course will prepare learners and help them discover the skills required to succeed in online learning.