Our goal is to provide faculty with a one stop shop so that there will be seamless access to academic resources, forms, policies, etc.

Best Practices for Teaching Online

Best Practices for Teaching Online can be deployed to enhance teaching and learning.

Faculty ToolKit for Online Instruction

The Faculty ToolKit for Online Instruction contains a brief introduction to various tools and strategies for developing and teaching online courses. Each tool includes:

  • A Definition
  • Educational uses and advantages
  • Examples
  • Additional Resources

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Distance learning students have access to library resources via computer and mail, therefore, faculty can utilize eReserves and electronic resources. Visit the WVU Library website at https://lib.wvu.edu/services/distance/.

Logins, IDs, Accounts

At WVU, you have a number of user names and passwords to access a variety of services on campus.

Quality Matters

The Quality Matters program is a faculty-centered, peer review process to certify the quality of online courses and online components. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition.

Reference Materials

iDesign provides information and handouts on various instructional strategies and technology tools.

iDesign Reference Materials page

Service Desk

The Service Desk Desk provides faculty and students with technical support for technology issues.


WVU offers various software resources for students, faculty and staff.


Student Evaluation of Instruction (eSEI)

The Student Evaluation of Instruction (eSEI/SEI) allows faculty to develop a custom form to measure student satisfaction and solicit feedback in regard to the quality of instruction.

System Access Instructions

Your user name is displayed within your STAR account. Newly admitted students are mailed their user name after they pay their tuition deposit.


Workshops available through OIT Technical Support and iDesign include regularly scheduled workshops on information technology, best practices, instructional design, etc. There are a number of tutorials and online workshops being offered as well. Workshop handouts are now available on the web.

WVU iDesign

WVU iDesign is dedicated to supporting West Virginia University faculty in the development of online instructional materials.

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