We are the Program for Online Teaching, a group of volunteer faculty helping other faculty teach better online.

Our focus is on pedagogy as the guiding force for using technologies for teaching.

Many of us are from MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California. MiraCostans may access the Teaching/Technology Innovations Center for technical help, resources, news and more.

The POT Network

  • POT Diigo group
    (see tutorial on how to save bookmarks)
  • POT Facebook group
  • POT Vimeo Channel (workshops)
  • POT YouTube Channel
  • Twittter (please use hashtag #potcomm)

Creating Meaningful Discussion in Blackboard Forums
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POT workshop Fall 2012: Getting Started with Online Discussion from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Moodle: a brief introduction to types of forums
Moodle: a brief introduction to types of forums avatar

A brief introduction to the four types of forums in Moodle.

Moodle: using it as just a discussion board
Moodle: using it as just a discussion board avatar

For more on forums in Moodle, see also:

Moodle: A brief introduction to types of forums

Moodle: a brief introduction on changing student permissions for a forum

Quick and Easy Ways to Build Community in Your Online Class
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Pilar Hernández presents “Quick and Easy Ways to Build Community in Your Online Class” a workshop from August 2009.

Building Community from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Vibrant online discussion
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Julie Vignato’s workshop from the Program for Online Teaching MiniConference, 21 January 2010. (44 minutes)

Vibrant Online Discussions from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.