Free courses and resources

A core principle of OneHE is our commitment to giving back. One way we do this is by creating content under open educational resources which is free to all faculty.

Check out our free activities, courses and infographics below:

Free learning path

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Addressing Technology-Access Barriers to Online Learning
by Thomas J. Tobin
The goal of this learning path is to help you to create a technology environment that supports faculty members, support staff, and campus leaders in moving beyond narrowly-defined inclusive-design practices.
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Free activities

Community building activities (Equity Unbound)

CURATED ACTIVITIES

Discover strategies and activities for creating online communities built on principles of equity and care in which all students can flourish.

Developing students' digital skills (STAK project)

CURATED ACTIVITIES

Explore activities that will help your students develop the academic digital literacy, skills, and competencies they need to succeed.

Free courses

An Introduction to the VALUE Rubrics An Authentic Approach to Assessment
Introduction to the VALUE Rubrics: An Authentic Approach to Assessment
by Jessica Chittum, Kate D. McConnell

Learn how the American Association of Colleges and Universities’s (AAC&U) VALUE rubrics can help you evaluate students’ performance reliably and verifiably across 16 cross-cutting learning outcomes that underpin liberal education.

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Abby Ferber Introduction to the Concept of Privilege
An Introduction To The Concept Of Privilege
by Abby L. Ferber

This course explores the concept of privilege and how it impacts on educational experiences so we can build more inclusive classrooms.

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The Role of Structure in Inclusive Teaching 
by Viji Sathy, Kelly Hogan

Who is left behind by the decisions you make in teaching? Bring more equity to your course using structured course design and facilitation.

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Applying the Science of Motivation to Teaching
by Sarah Rose Cavanagh

Faculty could greatly benefit from a primer on aspects of motivation science relevant to the classroom, including self-determination theory, achievement motivation, and goal setting.

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An Introduction to Experiential Education
by Patrick M. Green, Cynthia P. Stewart, Lark Hovey

Experiential education is learning through an experience and reflection on that experience. This introduction explains the function, value and characteristics of experiential education and offers some ideas for how to apply this approach in your context.

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Designing HyFlex Courses
by Brian Beatty

HyFlex (hybrid-flexible) courses are multi-modal courses which offer students the choice of online or classroom-based learning. This course explains the design principles and suggests ways to get started.

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Free resources

Minding Bodies_An Interview with Susan Hrach
'Minding Bodies': An Interview with Susan Hrach
by Susan Hrach, James M. Lang
Consider a classroom in which you are teaching right now. How much room does it allow for body movement? What changes to your environment or teaching could you make to use the body in support of learning?
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3 Ways to Encourage Classroom Discussion
3 Ways to Encourage Classroom Discussion
by Niya Bond
In this video Niya Bond shares three quick strategies for encouraging effective classroom discussions.
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Climate Action Pedagogy (CAP): Co-Working Session 3
by Karen Costa 
This page contains the proceedings of the third ‘Climate Action Pedagogy (CAP) Design Challenge: Live Co-Working Session‘ hosted by Karen Costa and the OneHE team.
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The Path to Online Learning Communities
by Konstantina Martzoukou
This infographic presents simple activities that can enable you to succeed on the path to building online communities among students in virtual classrooms.
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Deliberate Dialogue: Discussing Academic Integrity in the Classroom
by Niya Bond, Tricia Bertram Gallant
In this video, Tricia Bertram Gallant and Niya Bond discuss what academic integrity is, and how to initiate a conversation with students to promote a positive learning environment.
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How to Show Your Presence in Online Classrooms
by Flower Darby
The purpose of this infographic is to bring to notice those little things that can help you show your presence in an online class and make your students feel that you care.
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'The Spark of Learning': An Interview with Sarah Rose Cavanagh
by James M. Lang, Sarah Rose Cavanagh
In this video interview James M. Lang catches up with Sarah Rose Cavanagh inviting her to share some of the backstory of her book, and to talk about her writing practices. Read an excerpt from the book below, and feel free to join the conversation.
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'Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology': An Interview with Michelle D. Miller
by Michelle D. Miller, James M. Lang
In this interview James M. Lang catches up with Michelle D. Miller and invites her to share some of the backstory of the book, and talk about her writing practices. Read an excerpt from the book and join the conversation.
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Exploring The New Normal with Badrul Khan
Exploring The New Normal
by Badrul H. Khan
Thoughts on the way in which higher education needs to respond from Badrul H. Khan.
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Intentional Tech_An Interview with Derek Bruff
'Intentional Tech': An Interview with Derek Bruff
by Derek Bruff, James M. Lang
In this interview, James M. Lang catches up with Derek Bruff, the author of Intentional Tech: Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching and learns more about the book’s origins.
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Teaching Matters Interview with Aeron and Stephanie
'Teaching Matters': An Interview with Aeron Haynie and Stephanie Spong
by Aeron Haynie, Stephanie Spong, James M. Lang
In this video interview, James M. Lang catches up with Aeron Haynie and Stephanie Spong, authors of ‘Teaching Matters: A Guide for Graduate Students’ and invites them to share some of the backstory for the book and talk about their writing practices. Read an excerpt from the book and join the conversation.
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'Inclusive Teaching': An Interview with Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy
'Inclusive Teaching': An Interview with Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy
by Kelly Hogan, Viji Sathy, James M. Lang
In this interview James M. Lang catches up with Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy and invites them to share some of the backstory of the book, and talk about their writing practices. Read an excerpt from the book and join the conversation.
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'Picture a Professor': An Interview With Jessamyn Neuhaus
by James M. Lang, Jessamyn Neuhaus
In this interview, James M. Lang catches up with Jessamyn Neehaus, inviting her to share some of the backstory of her new book, and to talk about her writing practices. Read an excerpt from the book below, and feel free to join the conversation.
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Maximising the Use of Your Virtual Office Hours
by Flower Darby
Do you feel like you are not making the most of your office hours? This infographic suggests some simple ideas to make them more effective.
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Addressing Destructive Behaviour in the Classroom: Interview with Chavella T. Pittman
by Chavella T. Pittman, Niya Bond
In this video Niya Bond talks to Chavella Pittman about strategies and best practice for managing micro and macro aggression in the classroom.
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My Caring Instructor
by Michelle Pacansky-Brock
How do students define an Excellent E-Instructor? An Instructor who is with them, for them and inspires them, through these small yet effective steps. This infographic considers what qualities students value in a caring instructor.
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Torrey Trust's Technology is Not the Solution to Cheating
by Maha Bali
This is a useful infographic for thinking through how to build trust and reduce cheating in your courses - recognising that technology will not solve your problems. 
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3 Ways to Make PDFs More Accessible
by Niya Bond
In this video, Niya Bond, OneHE Faculty Developer, shares three strategies to use when considering the accessibility of documents in PDF format for students. Below, you can find some useful resources to help you continue researching this topic.
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Quick Guide to Online Student Engagement in Week One
by Flower Darby
The purpose of this infographic is to bring to notice those little things that can help you show your presence in an online class and make your students feel that you care.
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Wondrous Week One
by Virna Rossi
This infographic outlines some simple tips to help you engage your students from day one of the course.
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Using Structured Office Hours to Improve Student Engagement
by Viji Sathy
The purpose of this infographic is to suggest a structure to office hours that will help your students get the most out of designated time with you.
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The Present Professor
by Michelle Pacansky-Brock
This infographic introduces some practical considerations for making your presence felt to students in an online context with five simple 'clicks'.
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Fast Switch to E-Learning
by Virna Rossi
This infographic presents some simple and practical ideas to help you make a fast switch to e-learning with your students.
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Teaching in the Age of AI: A perspective from Derek Bruff and James M Lang
by James M. Lang, Derek Bruff
In this video, James M Lang chats with Derek Bruff about artificial intelligence and its applications for teaching and learning.
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Climate Action Pedagogy (CAP): Co-Working Session 2
by Karen Costa , Niya Bond
This page contains the proceedings of the second ‘Climate Action Pedagogy (CAP) Design Challenge: Live Co-Working Session‘ hosted by Karen Costa and OneHE team.
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The Art of Giving Feedback
by Virna Rossi
This infographic presents principles and good practices of giving feedback to students that can be embedded in online learning.
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‘Skim, Dive, Surface’: An Interview with Jenae Cohn
‘Skim, Dive, Surface’: An Interview with Jenae Cohn
by Jenae Cohn, James M. Lang
In this video interview James M. Lang catches up with Jenae Cohn inviting her to share some of the backstory of her book, and to talk about her writing practices. Read an excerpt from the book below, and feel free to join the conversation.
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Ungrading interview with Susan Blum
'Ungrading': An Interview with Susan D. Blum
by Susan D. Blum, James M. Lang
In this interview James M. Lang catches up with Susan D. Blum and invites her to share some of the backstory of the book writing, and talk about ungrading. Read an excerpt from the book and join the conversation.
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What is Ungrading: A Perspective from Jesse Stommel
by Jesse Stommel, Todd D. Zakrajsek
In this video, Todd Zakrajsek chats to Jesse Stommel about his latest thoughts on using grades for assessing students' work in Higher Education.
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