Path 4: Facilitating Online Learning


If you still have questions after reviewing the videos, set up a group consult with your department, unit, or group of instructors, OR, join us at our weekly open Q&A.

Instructions for booking a group consult

Please fill out a Book a Group Online Course Design Consult form here


Email with the details of your consultation request

  • Name
  • Email
  • Role (faculty, grad student, postdoc, librarian/archivist, administrator, staff)
  • Faculty / Department
  • Reason (Book a Group Online Course Design Consult)
  • Key questions / topics you would like to discuss

If you have not received a response to your inquiry within five business days, please email

Instructions for registering for our open Q&A (most Tuesdays at 2pm & Fridays at 10 am)

  1. Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password.
  2. Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section. Select Event Calendar and select the event you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
  3. Select the Register for this Event button. If the event has reached capacity, you may have the option to register on the waitlist.
  4. You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account.
  5. Participants will be sent a Zoom link the morning of the drop-in.  

If you have any questions or problems registering for an event, please contact

Communicating in Online Courses [5 min]

Communicating in online courses requires special attention to help keep students stay on track and to show that there's a real human leading the course. Fortunately, there are a few simple approaches you can make part of your teaching practice to up your online communication game.


View Path 5:Designing for Accessibility in Online Learning