Do you teach online?
If you are an educator seeking do-it-yourself online course design guidance and how-to training, we are your support team. The Online Learning Toolkit provides course design instruction and professional development sessions about online teaching techniques for higher education faculty who teach online and around the world.
Do you support online faculty?
As instructional designers ourselves, we know that the supporters also need support sometimes. Partner with us today, and we will teach your faculty how to design and facilitate online courses in their own voices—anchored by their own authentic instruction.
Meet the OLT Team
We are college faculty, instructional designers, and online education professionals with over two decades of combined teaching, faculty development, and instructional design experience. We use OLT as a platform for helping educators learn how to design and deliver effective online instruction using practical approaches and sustainable methods.
We are all about
The Online Learning Toolkit is a faculty-to-faculty instructional design consultancy and subscription service for online learning and faculty development. OLT offers web-based resources and consultancy services for educators who are do-it-yourself (DIY) online course designers. We understand that lack of time and limited resources are the primary obstacles faculty and program designers face. That's where we excel.
We are all about
Supporting online education
create original instructional materials using affordable, reliable, and user-friendly tools
simplify online course design with easy-to-master methods and processes
design accessible and engaging online learning experiences
Staff & Admin
support your faculty through every step of the course design process from concept to assessment
develop your faculty in evidence-based online course design and teaching methods
assess and provide actionable recommendations to improve online courses and online program quality
News & Updates
Free Webinar Alert!
Backward Design, Objectives, & Universal Design for Learning
Featuring Guest Presenter: Tracy Stuntz, MS
Wednesday, January 22 @2:00pm ET + Replay
This webinar will walk you through creating or revising a module for your online course by using backward design, specifically writing student-centered learning objectives, and the principles of universal design for learning.
Resources & Services
Online Learning Toolkit Subscription
Subscriptions provide access to a growing library of short courses and live webinars that teach you how to simplify online course design with easy-to-master methods and processes. Learn to create original learner-focused instructional materials and video instruction using accessible and affordable tools.
Course Design Groups
Course design groups are six-week small-group sessions facilitated by the OLT team, allowing you to begin the semester with a fully-prepped course. Enrollment is limited to 8 registrants per group.
Instructional Design Services
The OLT team provides done-for-you or done-with-you instructional design services and instructional design consultations for individuals, academic units, and institutions in need of additional online course and program design support (design packages available).
The OLT team provides consultancy services for academic institutions, academic or departmental units, faculty development events, and individual faculty seeking to create or improve the quality of their online offerings.