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Getting ready to teach online this summer? This checklist will help you prepare.

#1 – Review the most recent updates to the online learning system.

#2 – Get familiar with the Academy's Online Teaching Standards.

New standards were established in Spring 2017, so make sure you are familiar with the current expectations. Review the list and download the rubric to help you assess your own effectiveness as an online instructor.

#3 – Review the Workday requirements for reporting your hours (for part-time instructors only).

#4 – Plan your time.

#5 – Clarify and post your expectations.

#6 – Make your class student-ready.

#7 – Introduce yourself via video — and ask your students to do the same. Learn more: Connecting with your students via video

You might also consider tagging all your students in this initial post. Learn more: More tips for tagging

#8 – Take care of administrative tasks.

  • Update your contact information in WorkDay.

  • Contact HR ( to update your contact information in the Academy's official record.

#9 – Set up an online office (optional).

#10 – Get some support.

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  1. Have a question? Please post a comment...

  2. Thanks Jennifer! Please wish me luck!!! It's my first time. I think I'm ready (smile)  Take care!

  3. Thanks for this great checklist, Jennifer!

  4. Thanks, It will be my second round and these tips are essential.

  5. You're all very welcome! Please let me know if there's anything else that would be useful to you at the start of the semester...