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Emory College Online Teaching Strategies

Emory College Online Teaching Strategies (ECOTS), established in 2015, is a four-week, 100% online learning experience for all faculty who will teach online, especially for summer programs. This program has evolved as the needs of the students, faculty, and university have changed. The learning experience covers online course design, digital pedagogy, practical online facilitation practices, and the Emory College Online model. ECOTS will provide a structured space for faculty to pace course development work and apply directly to their upcoming summer course. 

Request Training

If you would like to register for upcoming ECOTS training, please contact your department's lead staff member or Emory College Online. 

Requirements & Time Commitment

Faculty should plan to commit about 7-10 hours per week to participate in the ECOTS Training Course. The course requires one synchronous meeting each week. Optional weekly office hours are available through Zoom to discuss any technical questions faculty may have about Emory's online tools. 

Most of the course's content will be delivered asynchronously through Canvas modules. The modules will cover: 

  • Creating and Building an Online Learning Community 
  • Engaging Learners in the Online Environment 
  • Establishing Teaching Presence to Support Learners 
  • Bringing it All Together

Each module will explore the best practices in course design and online pedagogy as well as the practical tools and technologies that may be utilized to accomplish these goals. 

The next cohort will launch in March of 2025. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

ECOTS will also draw upon and highlight resources from the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, and Teaching and Learning Technologies.