Faculty Training Resources

Below is a list of definitions and term commonly used in the College of Charleston Online Education website:

Online Education Readiness Course

The Online Readiness Course is a seven-week, fully online, professional development opportunity. Guided by experienced faculty mentors. You will learn best practices in online teaching and course design develop every aspect of your course—syllabus, communication strategies, learning outcomes, course pathway, activities and assessments, and content delivery. Visit Online Education Readiness Course to learn more and apply.

Online Education On-Demand Express Readiness Course

This course was developed as part of the Emergency Remote Teaching plan initiated in spring 2020. It is an abbreviated version of the Online Education Readiness Course. There are no synchronous elements, and you complete the course on your own schedule. You will have access to the course indefinitely. It does not replace the standard, seven-week Online Readiness Course. If you wish to continue teaching online, beyond the scenarios outlined in the Online Training Requirements, you must successfully complete the seven-week Online Readiness Course.

Visit Online Education On-Demand to learn more and enroll.

Course Evaluative Materials

The following optional resources are available to department chairs, program directors and/or designees to evaluate the quality of online courses.


Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) maintains a tutorials blog that provides written and video tutorials on educational technology tools that can be used to facilitate and supplement teaching and learning in an online environment. Tutorials include, but are not limited to, commonly used applications such as OAKS (Learning Management System), VoiceThread, Google Suite, Flipgrid, Padlet, and much more.


Proctoring helps ensure academic integrity during exams. Faculty are encouraged to use one of the supported options if deciding to proctor an online assessment.  Please refer to the proctoring decision matrix for available options, and to help determine which proctoring solution may best suit your needs. 

Best Practices

Resilient teaching refers to adaptive behaviors faculty use to develop a course for maximum flexibility. The phrase takes its lead from Inside Higher Ed, where researchers have been identifying key strategies that empower teachers to face shifting learning environments.

As you prepare to teach in our new environment, the information and suggestions on the resilient teaching site will help you plan for the unexpected, whether that be COVID-19 quarantine or evacuation for a hurricane.

Best Practices by School