UH Hilo Distance Learning

Distance Learning Faculty Resources and Services

Need assistance with your Online Course(s)?

View the UH Hilo Distance Learning website or email the UH Hilo Distance Learning Team at uhhilodl@hawaii.edu.

On this page:

Course Design, Development, and Management

Best Practices for Teaching Online Courses

Course Design and Development

Course Management

If you don’t already do so, we highly recommend that you use the Course Facilitation Checklist. It’s a tool that provides tips, reminders, and links to resources that will assist in the implementation of a successful online course throughout the semester, for both you and your students.

Quality Online Course Design Certification Program

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo's goal is to assure the high quality and integrity of all online courses and to meet accreditation standards for our online programs. This is being accomplished through the Quality Online Course Design Certification program, a careful and systematic review of an online course using the Quality Online Course Review Rubric (download this form fillable Word (.docx) file). To get started, contact visit our Quality Online Course Certification program information.

View the Faculty Achievements in Distance Learning webpage, which highlights and celebrates our UH Hilo DL faculty who have worked hard towards creating and delivering quality online courses.

Design Your Course in Nine Steps!
Design Your Course in Nine Steps!

Online Learning Readiness Check (OLRC)

Are your students ready for online learning? Help them succeed online by:

Help Prepare Your Students for Online Learning
Help Prepare Your Students for Online Learning

Open Educational Resources (OER)

According to OER Commons : "Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost." Examples of OERs available on the OER Commons site include full university courses, interactive mini-lessons and simulations, adaptations of existing open work, and electronic textbooks.

Help Your Students Save with OER
Help Your Students Save with OER

Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Development Opportunities


  • Provide your students with a link to the University Policy and Service Statements . This is document is maintained by stakeholders and covers up-to-date information on:

    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Integrity
    • Academic Success
    • Basic Needs
    • Campus and Community Resources
    • Computer Support
    • Disability Services
    • Mental Health/Suicide Prevention
    • Student Conduct
    • Students of Concern
    • Title IX
  • Access information on various Multimedia Resources such as Zoom, ScreenPal, VoiceThread, Mookini Library video streaming resources, Turnitin, and more.

  • Find support information about ADA Accessibility, Captioning, and Copyright Guidelines.

Access Helpful Resources
Access Helpful Resources



Technology Tools, Support, and Training

Testing Resources and Tools

Still need assistance?

If you have tried the links above, and still canʻt find what you're looking for, email the UH Hilo Distance Learning Team at uhhilodl@hawaii.edu

Updated 12/07/2023