The Teaching Online Academy is a free, fully online professional development opportunity for UTSA faculty who are interested in building a high-quality online course. The course length is six weeks, starting June 25 and ending August 5, 2018.


Application is now closed.

Please note: The Teaching Online Academy application will be routed through your department chair for approval.

Teaching Online Academy Timeline of Events - Application Open May Fifth 


Workshop Outcomes

Participants will review and discuss best practices for online teaching and will build their course autonomously. Basic Blackboard skills are a pre-requisite.

By the end of the academy participants will be able to:

  • Create an effective online syllabus and schedule that provide clear guidance and expectations for students.
  • Design instructional content and activities for online delivery.
  • Develop online content, communication, and assessment components.
  • Explore and become confident in using a variety of advanced Blackboard Learn tools that enhance the student learning experience.

Upon completion of required activities, participants will receive a certificate.


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