Humanizing Online…

Humanizing Online…

Humanizing Online Teaching and Learning


Course Dates:  October 16 - Nov. 3

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Registration closes on October 16 @ 5:00pm

Length: 3 weeks, fully online

Prerequisite: Open to Canvas-certified Delta College faculty. This class will focus on online teaching pedagogy and will have assignments that require use of one of your current or recent Canvas course shell

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Jenn Azzaro, Facilitator


Studies show that students are more invested in their online classes when they feel connected to, and supported by, their instructor and fellow students. While human and social presence aligns with equitable teaching strategies, humanizing goes beyond subject matter to inspire and motivate learning. In this class, you will develop effective practices to convey presence, empathy, awareness, and support for your online learners. 

  • Examine the research connecting social presence and equity
  • Interview an online student and create a short video about your findings
  • Think back to what motivated you as a student, how make the difference for students of today
  • Experiment with fun, easy-to-use tools in a supportive environment


This course was just what I needed. I’m excited to see what I'll create for my online students.

I am so glad that I took this course and feel that I can really increase my value as an online instructor.

I made changes to a current course and have already gotten great feedback.

I am looking forward to using the tools introduced. Highly recommend this course for anyone teaching online!

Satisfactory Completion

Faculty who complete this training program will earn a badge and a certificate of completion. Participants must finish all tasks with a grade of at least 75% to earn a badge and certificate, and a $300.00 stipend. Faculty may also claim 15 hours of flex.