Welcome to the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning

We are proud to partner with faculty to bring online and hybrid learning to KU.  As a service organization for faculty, our instructional designers and eLearning support specialists provide a wide range of pedagogy and media expertise to help you envision and implement online courses. Whether in Budig or in your office, the Center for Online and Distance Learning has staff available to assist you.

Please contact us at any time to discuss your ideas and schedule an appointment.

Learn how we can work together.


Lunch & Learn Sessions

CODL hosts faculty sessions focusing on ideas, issues, and resources for online and hybrid learning.  We hope you will join us for these campus discussion opportunities.  If not, video versions will be available following most sessions.

The next Lunch & Learn, "Connecting with Learners in an Online Environment," will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at noon in the Kansas Union International Room.  Associate Professor Joe Colistra, Department of Architecture, will present various strategies to engage with students through Blackboard in both large general lecture courses and small technical seminars. Topics include tutorial workshops, SmartScreen applications, discussion boards, and communication within the Blackboard setting.

Our last L&L event was held on Tuesday, September 16, 2015 at noon in the Kansas Union International Room. Dr. Ali Brox, Lecturer and Academic Accelerator Program Coordinator with the Environmental Studies Program discussed how she converted activities from a face-to-face course into an eight-week online course. Dr. Brox shared experiences she had teaching EVRN 150, and ways she used campus technology resources to enhance student-to-student and student-to-instructor interaction.

Click on the link below to watch the April L&L event.
View our previous Lunch & Learn sessions in our video library.
Faculty Course Support

CODL staff are available to answer your questions or schedule a consultation about your course development needs.  We provide instructional design, media production, and expertise in hybrid and online learning. We look forward to hearing from you at 785-864-1000 or onlinelearning@ku.edu

"CODL has helped me figure out appropriate strategies for converting some of the conventional classroom techniques that I use in a face-to-face setting to a format that will work for an online class"

J. Megan Greene
Director, Associate Professor
Center for East Asian Studies

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