Online teaching

Online Teaching Essentials

Online Teaching Essentials

This is a free Course. You need to Enroll for the Course to continue.

About the course

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers, Young learners

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Required time

3 hours

This course is designed for educators interested in venturing into online teaching but who are uncertain where to begin. You will explore various online platforms, compare their features, and make informed decisions to suit your specific needs. Learn the art of interactive teaching by delving into tools such as online whiteboards, quiz applications, tests, presentations, and audio/video editing applications, ensuring your lessons are captivating.

Discover essential guidelines for establishing rules of behavior and effective interaction with students during the first few lessons. Gain insights into organising a successful start to online learning and explore tools for seamless communication with students and collaborative teamwork. We will also discuss the crucial aspects of communication with parents, addressing when and how to engage them in the learning process.

Our engaging lectures will cover these topics comprehensively, providing practical insights. Additionally, we'll address challenges that may arise during online learning, offering effective solutions—from student motivation to technical problem-solving.

This course is the result of a Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine initiative, which was first presented on the Diia Education platform with support from the Grade University project. It has been meticulously developed by experts from the Grade Education Centre.

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • Classroom Management
  • Teaching tools
  • Teaching online

Course authors and tutors

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Olena Bochkarova

Course Author

DELTA, CELTA certified teacher of General & Business English, IELTS Prep, International Speaking Examiner

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Yulia Chorna

Course Editor

DELTA Module 1, CELTA certified teacher of General & Business English

What's in the course?

Short episodes

that cover essential aspects of online teaching, ensuring a focused and efficient learning experience

Interactive tasks

designed to test your knowledge and apply key concepts in a practical context


on both correct and incorrect answers, offering a valuable learning opportunity by explaining the rationale behind each response

Final test

demonstrating your mastery of the course content and earning a certificate as a testament to your newfound expertise in online teaching

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • understand the advantages and challenges of both online and offline learning, allowing you to make informed decisions based on your educational needs
  • be able to choose the most suitable platform for your teaching objectives
  • be able to employ a range of tools for interactive online teaching, including the creation of online tests, facilitating student presentations, and implementing engaging alternatives to traditional teaching methods
  • be able to establish effective interaction in the virtual classroom
  • learn effective methods of communication outside of scheduled lessons, including interactions with parents, to create a collaborative and supportive learning environment.

The skills you will learn:

  • Responding to changes
  • Creating and implementing new approaches to teaching
  • Use of technologies
  • Selecting and developing materials for online learning
  • Knowing and choosing online learning platforms
  • Use of interactive tools in teaching
  • Planning and organising learning activities
  • Resolving technical difficulties
  • Communication: interaction with students and parents


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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