Whether you are an experienced online instructor or teaching online for the first time, the following information will help you get your online or hybrid class started on the right foot.
First Steps: Planning Ahead
1. Schedule the class
Work with your department chairperson and scheduler to ensure the class is listed in MyUNLV as web-based (WB), web-based w/ on/off campus meeting (WM), or hybrid (HY).
2. Are there proctored exams?
Let the person who handles course scheduling in your department know that they need to include the proctoring note in MyUNLV for your course. See our Academic Integrity Best Practices for additional information.
If the course requires a textbook, make sure the bookstore is carrying the correct book online and at the brick-and-mortar store on campus. If appropriate, place books on reserve at the library.
Additionally, the Office of Online Education provides a template course shell for online courses in the Commons. The template serves as a starting point when building a course in Canvas. It provides a modular/weekly structure and includes other notes about best practices for building your online class in WebCampus. Our 'Office of Online Education Course Template' tip sheet provides instructions for copying the template to your Canvas course shell.