Knowledge base

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Missouri Online’s knowledge base of best practices, ideas, guides, and resources provides references for faculty interested in transformative digital learning experiences.

Active and alternative assessments

Assessments are tools to enhance and examine learning. Offering a variety of assessments will help you create meaningful opportunities for student learning in your online courses.

HyFlex best practices

HyFlex is an instructional teaching model that allows students to choose their mode of instruction based on their own needs.

Synchronous online courses

Successfully incorporating synchronous sessions into an online course involves intentionally planning when, where, how, and why you and your students are going to interact with one another in the virtual space.  

Large online courses

These online teaching best practices address the challenges in teaching high enrollment online courses.

Research and presentations

Stay up to date with the most recent research and presentations from Missouri Online staff.

Student engagement

Learn more about keeping your students engaged through interactive course design and the incorporation of sequenced and varied assessments.

Course design resources

Designing meaningful learning experiences that enable the learner to achieve the desired learning outcome is a skill developed and strengthened over time. These resources are designed to help you take a goal-oriented approach to your course planning activities.

Instructional modes

Missouri Online has a variety of course instructional modes- online, hybrid, and traditional- to meet the needs of students and faculty.

Accessibility guides

These accessibility guides have been developed by Missouri Online to assist instructors who are creating accessible content in their courses.

Universal design

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for curriculum development that gives all students equal opportunities to learn.

Objectives and alignment

When considering the learning process, there are subtle differences between goals and objectives. Being able to identify these differences can assist faculty in fine-tuning the overall roadmap of a course.

Scholarly resources

This collection of academic journal articles and scholarly resources support your online teaching.