Welcome

UAF eLearning & Distance Education (part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks) partners with academic departments and programs to offer quality education with flexible options, enabling a dispersed, diverse population of students to achieve their educational goals through excellent content connected to contemporary skills and literacies.


Register for Courses

Registration for Spring 2015 will open November 10 but we invite you to look around the site, learn more and look at some available courses.


Minor in Leadership

UAF’s new leadership minor, available fall 2014, is designed to strengthen graduates’ abilities to lead and contribute effectively in both the public and private sphere. Multiple tracks are available to appeal to a wide range of students:

  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Military Science
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Political Science
  • To learn how eLearning can help you earn this minor, contact Brighton Brooks, our academic advisor: brighton.brooks@alaska.edu or 907.479.4706


    eLearning Sites

    What we do at UAF eLearning does not fit on one site. Discover more about UAF eLearning:

    idesign transparentiDesign – This site includes reviews, information on faculty consultation and links to innovation award results.


    iteachuiTeachU – A training resource and informational site for UAF faculty.

    CITE Fellows ProgramCITE Fellows – The “Chancellor’s Program for Innovation in Technology and Elearning” recruits, prepares and supports dedicated teaching faculty in innovation in the field of online education.

    communityCommunity – View open courses as well as UAF courses using WordPress for content management.

    digital beards transparent logoDigital Beards – Podcasts created by UAF eLearning on Education Technology. Learn how to cartoon from Jamie Smith.

    Recent News

    Teaching Tip: Withdrawals

    October 31st is the last day for instructor- and student-initiated withdrawals. It’s also your deadline for communicating with students who are not on track and possibly working out a productive plan for course continuation. Withdrawing a student results in a “W” on their transcript (as opposed to the possible “F” you foresee without significant improvement) […]

    Teaching Tip: Google Add-ons

    When using a Google Document or Sheet, have you found yourself asking, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could do [insert task] like I can in Word or Excel?” Google Docs and Google Sheets are part of the UA Google Applications package and are available for all students, staff and faculty. The package includes many […]

    Teaching Tip: Instructor Voice

    Think back to your most favored experiences as a student. I mean your favorite experiences with faculty….when they were teaching…their courses. Where were they on this landscape? Were they wondrously effective at relaying just the facts, or did they have a sprinkle of evangelical fervor? Some faculty can pull off the illusion of possessing overwhelming […]

    Teaching Tip: Rubrics

    Many educators don’t know that rubrics evolved to support consistency in assessing the essay portion of standardized tests and that their use in other fields is questionable. That isn’t to say that rubrics are categorically bad or that the non-pedagogical reasons for them should be ignored. Instead, rubrics should be approached with a healthy amount […]
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    New Courses

    Intro to Emergency Management has been added to UAF’s online offerings for fall 2014. This course introduces students to the vocabulary and core components of emergency management. The instructor, retired UAF Police Chief Sean McGee, will discuss the importance of this growing field, which is changing rapidly as result of an increase in frequency, complexity […] Show More