Welcome to the Guidebook!

You can find resources here to help you plan and organize your online and hybrid courses at Western Oregon University. Teaching online is a very different task than teaching a traditional course. Rather than limiting you, though, an online environment can be liberating. Using the right tools to get organized and communicate with your students can make a big difference.

Choose a chapter below. What would you like to learn about?


Taking textbooks, lectures, and presentations online.


Creating a sense of community in your online classroom.


Effective assessment for online learners.


Planning for an asynchronous class.


Accessibility, copyright laws, and university policies online.


How to find and evaluate online educational resources and tools.