Best Practices for Online Teaching - Cira Montoya


UTEP’s suite of online programs was launched in 2015 with the goal of providing access to an exceptional higher education to a diverse, post-traditional, underserved audience including military service members and adult learners who are unable to come to campus. 

The Center for Instructional Design (CID) is a department of Extended University which offers online course development and assistance to all UTEP faculty. The CID team is focused on providing research-based best practices in instructional design and development as well as instructional technology solutions that can help faculty members and instructors maximize their students’ learning experiences. CID instructional designers are available to consult with faculty and staff and ensure that

  • Course design meets SACSCOC and UTEP standards for quality
  • Course materials meet both standards of copyright and ADA compliance as required by SACSCOC and federal law

CID works with faculty who are developing new online courses as well as those who are teaching courses that have been previously taught. Please see the UTEP Faculty Handbook for Online Teaching and Learning for more information.


Cira Montoya
Center for Instructional Design


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