Teaching Online at ICC

Teaching Online at Illinois Central College

An index of information and resources for faculty who teach online classes at ICC
For additional assistance, contact Patrice Hess, [email protected]

Online Teaching Assignments, Observations, Teaching Strategies

When to use these resources:

  • Selecting faculty and making online teaching assignments
  • Developing new online classes
  • Redesigning existing online classes
  • Observing online classes

Online Class Assignment Guidelines for Deans
The ICC Online Learning Committee drafted these recommendations for deans making online teaching assignments. This is a work in progress. Updates will be shared through the Online Learning Committee.

QOCI Quality Online Course Initiative Rubric and Resources
ICC’s version of the Illinois Online Network’s Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) rubric to assist with assessment and continuous improvement of online teaching and learning.

Online Teaching Strategies
This list was created with the help of ICC faculty who participated in the Online Faculty Fellows program and members of the Online Learning Committee.

5th Campus Blog
When the Virtual Campus initiative was started, it was named the “5th campus” among the East Peoria, Peoria, Downtown Peoria and Pekin Campuses. Despite ongoing debate on how many “campuses” we really have, the name stuck for this blog! Visit it for random and occasional insight on online teaching and learning.

Professional Development and Peer Mentoring Programs

ICC’s Master Online Teachers
Master Online Teachers have completed an online graduate-level certificate program.  ICC proudly supports and recognizes all faculty and staff who have completed this professional development and training.  Learn more about how you can become a Master Online Teacher on the Master Online Teacher page.

Online Faculty Fellows
A partnership program pairing trained, experienced online faculty with participants who wish to complete an online course design or redesign project.  Learn more about the program and its offerings on the Online Faculty Fellows page.

Atomic Learning
ICC provides faculty, staff, and students access to Atomic Learning which offers thousands of online tutorials on technical and pedagogical topics.  Atomic Learning has tutorials on effective online teaching and learning as well as using computer and web-based software and tools such as Microsoft Office, Google, and Blackboard.  To access Atomic Learning at ICC, log in to Blackboard and click on the Atomic Learning link on the Blackboard @ ICC page.

Mentor Commons
ICC provides access to Mentor Commons which offers videos on online teaching and learning.  To access Mentor Commons at ICC, activate your account.

Recommended Reading

Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom, Faculty Focus, published February 25, 2013.  Find more Faculty Focus articles on online teaching.

Online Learning Committee

ICC’s Online Learning Committee has faculty and staff membership from academic and student service departments.  The committee meets 4-6 times per academic year.  Visit the committee’s website for more information.


For more help with Teaching Online at ICC, contact Patrice Hess, Associate Dean of Online Learning and Instructional Technology, [email protected] or (309) 694-5295