By Dr. Jeanine Irons

When planning an online class, there are some strategies that can be woven into it to foster community. Here are a few ideas:


For other ideas, please see the items used to create this document, which are listed in the References section. Also, you can contact the CTLE if you have questions:



Brown University. (n.d.). Teaching online? Be wise: Master these best practices!. In Best practices for teaching online. Retrieved April 30, 2018, from

Hanover Research Council. (2009, July). Best practices in online teaching strategies. Retrieved from