Retention In Online Courses: Surviving The First Week - "The learning environment must be easy to navigate, feel psychologically nonthreatening, and lead to the least amount of frustration as possible. This implies fewer LMS buttons and fewer choices at the beginning of the course so the learner does not feel overwhelmed and wondering where to start."
Learning to Teach Online (Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd.)
Learning to Teach Online project - free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.
Learn about the project
Quality Online Course Series (Northern Illinois University)
YouTube video series - archived online workshops about online course quality standards and tips for designing quality online courses at NIU
Self-paced tutorials (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities)