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Faculty Resources: Building a Community Online

One of the things that makes a class engaging, effective, and satisfying for both students and instructors is the creation of a learning community that brings students and instructors together for a common purpose. While this is true for both face-to-face and fully-online classes, those teaching entirely online may need to be a bit more intentional in fostering the student-to-student and student-to-instructor connections that are the foundation of a strong learning community.

With that in mind, campus experts, and faculty members who have taught successfully online, have contributed to a list of strategies that instructors can employ to build a learning community in fully-online classes. We ask that instructors make a commitment to implement two or three of these in their fully-online Spring 2021 classes.

Click on the tabs in the menu bar to explore tips and strategies to create an online community for your students.