For Rapid Program Development

FutureU’s Online Teaching QuickStart is the complete, quick, and easy start-up solution to maximize your infrastructure investment by quickly building a substantial course offering or small program. 

"Thanks for the good work."
Gene Womble
Columbia College of California
"Ditto. This is a great workshop. You two are model facilitators."
Patricia Harrelson
Columbia College of California
FutureU Client: Columbia College of Califronia — Photo by Claude Whitmyer.
FutureU Client: Columbia College of California — Photo by Claude Whitmyer.


  • Create 5 courses in just 5 weeks.
  • Introduce instructors to pedagogically sound instructional design for online learning.
  • Provide hands-on experience with the unique practices required for online teaching.
  • Receive expert guidance from an experienced online instructor.
FutureU client Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
FutureU Client: Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
— Photo by Gail Terry Grimes.
  • Get up to 5 hours of top-level expert coaching for each of 5 participants for 5 weeks.
  • Complete 20 key modules of a self-paced digital workbook (FutureU’s Faculty Web Book).
  • Participate in online, peer discussion forums (one for technology questions, the other for the issues and challenges of teaching online).
  • Help smooth the way for students entering the world of online learning using the a digital workbook focused on the student learning point of view (FutureU’s Student Web Book) provided for each Quick Start course.


  • Faculty Orientation. Five seats in a 5-week orientation to online teaching.
    • Includes five licenses for FutureU’s acclaimed Make the Most of Teaching Online: The Faculty Web Book.
      • An instructor led application of 20 self-paced modules that prepare participants to teach online or in a blended classroom. 
FutureU client Columbia College of California
FutureU Client: Columbia College of California. — Photo by Gail Terry Grimes.
  • Coaching by email, online discussion, and phone (when necessary).
    • Expert advice as you build your course online.
    • Up to 5 hours for each of 5 faculty participants.
  • Online Peer Discussion. 
    • Two facilitated discussion forums, one for technology questions, and another for the issues and challenges of teaching online.
  • Student Course.
    • Before students begin academic studies online, eliminate obstacles to online learning with this instructor-led course.
    • The bundle includes 50 course seats and access to FutureU’s time-tested Make the Most of Learning Online: The Student Web Book.


  • Your new online project successfully launched with courses up and running.
  • Any existing online project functioning better than you ever thought possible.
  • Instructors trained and ready to inspire and guide others.
FutureU client Missouri State University
FutureU Client: Missouri State University. — Photo by Claude Whitmyer.
  • Students fully ready to focus on the content, not the delivery system.
  • Broader support for online learning.
  • Greater clarity about future needs for funding and training.
  • A thoughtful ongoing discussion about learning and teaching online.
  • A written transcript of that discussion–the starting point for FAQs.
  • An established relationship with experts and peers for future advice and support.
  • The confidence to proceed with additional online offerings.


  • Alternative Face-to-Face Workshop. 
    • Available at your location for groups of faculty/course developers.
    • Two days surrounded by a week prior and a week following the face-to-face workshops. 
  • Course Design Review. 
    • Confidential written critique of your online courses, with expert recommendations sent privately by email.

Also Available

  • Planning and strategic thinking with an expert in online adult education
  • Phone, email, and Web conferencing for project or initiative support.
  • Professional conversion of your syllabi, course materials, outlines, and resources for online delivery.
  • A talent bank of experienced online course facilitators.
  • Coaching in online course development and facilitation.
  • Face-to-face learning expeditions and workshops on business and work-related topics.
  • Access to leading thinkers in organizational development, career planning, personal and professional development, adult learning, and the application of technology to teaching and learning.
  • Custom-written marketing copy to recruit participants to your online learning programs.

Please Note: Although we recommend the QuickStart program for anybody looking for an organized, rapid way to launch a quality online learning program, you may not be ready for such a commitment. In that case, you may want to purchase individual seats in one of our public programs or you may opt simply for our acclaimed FastTrack Coaching™ program, one participant at a time. Then, when each participant is ready to launch a course, you may also purchase any number of Student Web Books to support that course.

Finally, we also offer full, customized faculty development programs. In fact, most of our clients choose this option. To learn more, visitFaculty Development for Teaching Online.

You may also want to check out our Fast Track Coaching™ as the perfect follow-up to the Online Teaching QuickStart

For more information about the Online Teaching QuickStart™ contact us directly.

Learn more here about our programs in faculty development or student readiness.