Teaching online guidebook

About this guidebook

This site is under review because of our move to Canvas Learning Management System.

If you decide to use this book in your topic create a hyperlink to it (URL) and hide it – this means that students won't be able to see it but users with a Teacher or Tutor role will. 

Image courtesy of Robert S Donovan https://www.flickr.com/people/booleansplit/Use this FLO book as your main reference point for teaching online. Revisit it to refresh your memory about your role as an online teacher.

Where relevant, a 'How to' section links you to technical instructions for the activity/tool you and your students will be using.

Learning and teaching principles

Flinders University Learning and teaching principles underpin curriculum design and are part of the Educational Quality Framework. This guidebook supports the practice of these principles.

Digital learning guidelines

The digital learning guidelines are designed to provide guidance on how to design FLO topic sites so students experience a level of consistency in layout and structure and good practice to support teaching and student engagement. They outline good practice for digital learning at Flinders and are to be used as a guide for teaching staff.

FLO starter site

The FLO starter site is a semi-pre-configured ‘starting place’ and can be customised to work with the needs of a course or topic. It is designed to unify the layout and structure of topics across courses, disciplines and colleges and includes many of the components of the digital learning guidelines.