Expert Q&A: Designing online classes

Brandon Karcher, instructional technology manager at Bucknell University, and Douglas Wilson, instructional designer at Dallas College, answer fellow academics’ questions about how best to design online classes


Bucknell University,Dallas College
5 November 2020
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Find out about the best approaches to designing online classes in this Q&A with instructional design experts Brandon Karcher and Douglas Wilson, filmed as part of REMOTE, the connected faculty summit. The virtual event showcased the best practices, techniques and tools for online teaching in higher education. If you’re in a rush, browse the timeline below for the key topics covered and where to find them in the video. 

02:03 Key takeaways on designing online classes 

04:28 How to encourage student engagement in online classes 

07:55 How do instructors ensure accessibility while teaching online? 

12:33 How do you translate practical hands-on classes, like lab sessions, to an online or blended format? 

19:40 Rethinking what the “lab” is 

20:24 How can faculty manage online and in-person students simultaneously? 

24:48 How to create authentic assessments that make sense in an online environment 


This video was produced by REMOTE, the connected faculty summit, hosted by Arizona State University.  


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