Practices for Instruction & Learning for Online Teaching

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the PILOT program is to provide Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) with resources and instruction for teaching in the online environment at the college level.

Program Details

GTAs, supported by their home departments, enroll in a four-week online summer course designed to give participants opportunities to practice technical and pedagogical strategies for teaching online at the college level.

The course will explore:

  • Building Student-Centered Online Classrooms in Canvas

  • Practical Teaching Strategies for Online Instructors

  • Engagement and Community Online – Designing and Facilitating Interaction

  • Universal Design – Accessibility for All


Applicants must be scheduled to teach their first online or hybrid course during the 2018-2019 academic year as a GTA (instructor of record).

Application Process

The application process is closed for this event.

Department chairs or program coordinators distribute the program application to interested GTAs.


  • May 1, 2018 – Application Opens
  • June 29, 2018 – Application Closes
  • July 23, 2018 – Course Opens
  • August 17, 2018 – Course Closes
  • August 17, 2018 – Final Project Due
    (After verification of completion of online course and required deliverables, ($750) payment is submitted for processing.)

Questions About the Program

Email Dr. Lynda Murphy or call 940-898-3409.

Page last updated 12:10 PM, January 2, 2019