The Online Teaching + Learning Experience

What classroom management strategies are necessary to drive successful student learning, persistence and outcomes?

COVID-19 brought sudden, sweeping changes to college-level teaching and learning. As you seek long-term solutions, take advantage of these resources to enhance your institutional approach to online course design and delivery.


Helix Education’s Quality Online Teaching Best Practices Guide

Understand and implement the five “musts” for quality online teaching: manage student expectations, ensure accessibility, provide context, be intentionally organized and consistent, and be present.

Helix Education’s Accessibility Guidelines and FAQ

A quick move to put your course online does not mean you can ignore those students who require accommodations. In fact, the materials you post to your online course shell will require some additional care to ensure they are fully accessible. Make sure you’ve addressed these critical concerns through this guide.

Helix Education’s Enrollment Growth Playbook

“Helix Education’s Enrollment Growth Playbook represents next-generation thinking about how universities and colleges should execute their enterprise-level goals, growth, marketing, enrollment, retention, and data intelligence.” – Eric Stoller, Inside Higher Ed


Helix Education’s Online/Blended Course Quality Rubric

This rubric, created by Helix Education’s Academic Services team, will help you align your institution’s course content with the best practices and standards for online instructional design quality.


Helix Education’s Course Guide Template

This document provides a framework for building the master shell for a particular course. Gain insight and guidance for those who might teach it after the instructional design process is completed, including the academic technologist who will build the course in the LMS. This ensures the final course build in the LMS reflects what is intended for the course learning experience.


Recorded Webinar: The Online Teaching + Learning Experience—Tools to Engage Students in Online Learning

Examine tools and strategies to better capture the attention of your students and excite them about learning. Presenters from Helix Education’s Academic Services team include:

  • Cherron Hoppes, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer and Vice President
  • Scott Walker, Ph.D., Director of Academic Technology
  • Emily Wood, Director of Instructional Design

Recorded Webinar: NIOL + Helix Education – A Partnership in Quality Online Learning

Discover additional resources, support, and research resulting from Helix Education partnering with the National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL) and its content provider, MindEdge. Presented by Chris Edwards (SVP of University Partnerships at MindEdge) and Dr. Cherron Hoppes (Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Helix Education).

Recorded Webinar: Your Online Teaching and Learning Challenges Answered

Benefit from in-depth answers to Online Teaching + Learning questions asked by faculty and others nationwide. Addressing the questions are Dr. Cherron Hoppes, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Helix Education, and Emily Wood, Helix Education’s Director of Instructional Design.

Recorded Webinar: Helix Education’s Online Blended/Course Quality Rubric

In this recorded webinar, Cherron Hoppes Ed.D., Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Helix Education and Emily Wood, Director of Instructional Design at Helix Education discuss how to use Helix Education’s Online/Blended Course Quality Rubric. Learn how this guide will help presidents, provosts, and other faculty members prioritize immediate needs to improve your institution’s online learning experience.

Maximizing Online Student Engagement During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dr. Perry Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at University of Michigan joined Helix Education’s Enrollment Growth University podcast to talk about engaging your live, in-person classes online during campus closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Faculty Email Marketing as a Student Engagement Tool

Dr. Josie Ahlquist, Research Associate and Instructor at Florida State University, joined Helix Education’s Enrollment Growth University podcast to talk about how important it is for higher ed leaders to be digitally savvy, and how they can get there at your institution.

Does Your Institution Need a Manager of Online Program Quality?

Laura Dicht, Manager of Online Program Quality at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering joined Helix Education’s Enrollment Growth University podcast to talk about a new course quality management position that many institutions need to consider adding to their teams.

12-Minute Rule to Maximize Student Engagement

Dr. John Branch, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business joined Helix Education’s Enrollment Growth University podcast to discuss the 12-minute rule he utilizes in his classrooms to keep his students engaged.

Need more help? Contact us

Become Certified in Online Learning


Need a comprehensive solution for your institution?

This National Institute of Online Learning certificate, powered by MindEdge, combines five courses to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the simulations, tools, and techniques that can transform your online course content.

In addition to earning IACET CEU credit, you will also receive a Mozilla Open Badge for Online Learning.

See What You’ll Learn →

Gain Expertise in Key Areas

Take key subjects on one at a time. Learners who successfully complete these courses will receive a Mozilla Open Badge and IACET CEU credit.

Introduction to Online Learning

An excellent primer on the fundamental models, tools, and techniques for creating and delivering online learning.

See What You’ll Learn →

Narrative Learning

Examine how narrative case studies and role-playing can facilitate “learning by doing” in the online space.

See What You’ll Learn →

Online Learning Accessibility

Measure your institution’s ability to accommodate students with disabilities that may be magnified by learning online.

See What You’ll Learn →

Teaching Online

Faculty can still deliver quality lessons and assist struggling learners in an online setting. Here’s how.

See What You’ll Learn →

The Technology of Online Learning

Online instruction brings with it a specialized vocabulary. Consider this your invaluable glossary to these terms.

See What You’ll Learn →

Need more help? Contact Us