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Online Teaching Resources

The resources listed below have been available to assist faculty in the development of online courses. In addition, we also have face-to-face workshops for online course design and would be glad to meet with individual faculty who are developing courses for online programs.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the eCampus staff.

 eCourseware Upgrade Tutorials

Spring 2014 our online course management system eCourseware underwent a major upgrade. Learn more about the changes via a new set of video tutorials and other resources linked below.

Faculty Training Resources

  1. The Training Schedule for the new version of eCourseware is available in multiple formats through Learning Curve (faculty only).
  2. Customized videos created by The Center of Teaching & Learning, covering the basic tools of eCourseware, can be found at Teaching and Learning Videos (requires your official UUID and password). Additional Training Resources are available for faculty use.
  3. Individual consultations can be scheduled at Consultation Ticket.



Top 10 Things to Know When Developing an Online Course: 10 quick things to keep in mind as you develop your online - or hybrid - courses.

Online Course Design Checklist: This checklist can be referred to while designing your online course. Developed courses will be reviewed using this check list.

Course Design Worksheet: Brainstorm your content for your online course using this worksheet as a guide.

Streaming Video for Teaching: Want to use video in your online course? Click on Digital Content for Teaching for more information on what is available to faculty teaching online.

Copyright policy for the University of Memphis provides general parameters for the legal use of resources. For more practical information, you might take a look at There you will find both a downloadable brochure (check out the last two pages for answers to common issues) and an FAQ with loads of information. There is also a quick chart to let you know what is and what is not okay to do. For specific questions about copyright policy at the University of Memphis, please contact the University of Memphis' Registered Agent, Melanie Murry, Office of Legal Counsel, at (901) 678-2155 or via email at

As a reminder, your instructional materials may be used in your online course in eCourseware if:

  • The instructor is the copyright owner of the material.
  • The material is made available by linking out to the source, not copying or uploading the material into the course‚Ä®.
  • The copyright owner grants permission to use the material (please indicate that information).
  • The material is in the public domain.
  • The use of the material is within "fair use" under the law.

For more information, you can consult the UM Library's wiki at

Recommended Teaching and Learning tools list provides information about several University-supported as well as other resources that you can utilize in teaching and learning - whether online or face-to-face. This list is maintained by the UofM's ITD division.

Advanced Learning Center: The Advanced Learning Center (ALC) can assist you with technology integration for your online course. The ALC can also assist you with the use and implementation of the university's media repository, Podcast Central.

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