New to Online, Essentials Part II: Converting Your Course

Track : Online Design
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Beginner
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : No

Converting face-to-face classroom materials for use in an online course can be challenging. Decisions such as what formats to use and when to use synchronous or asynchronous strategies are an important part of course design. In this workshop, you will develop strategies for migrating content from the face-to-face to the online environment. You will learn to determine when to use asynchronous or synchronous methods, and you will explore tools for easily converting various types of content into web-appropriate formats.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify web-appropriate content formats.
  • Use different conversion strategies based on original content format.

Prerequisite: None


This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

What are the key takeaways from this workshop?

  • A practical definition of “course content”
  • A discussion and examples of web-appropriate content formats
  • Strategies for converting your content into web-appropriate formats
  • Tool examples for creating web-appropriate content
  • Practice converting Word and PowerPoint files into web-appropriate formats

Who should attend?

  • Faculty who are new to the online or blended environment
  • Junior instructional designers

Note: This workshop is eligible for a digital badge for participants who complete all three workshops in the New to Online series. Upon completion of all three workshops, participants should contact to notify. A badge will be issued after confirming that all requirements have been met. Please note badges will not be issued for workshops completed prior to 2019.

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If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.