Teaching Guides

We know that great teaching is part art, part science.

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Complement your personal teaching approach with these teaching techniques proven effective through evidence-based research.

Flexible Teaching

Flexible Teaching helps students learn and succeed in any mode – face to face, online or hybrid.

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Our goal is to help Duke faculty design and develop courses that can be successful in any mode of delivery — face-to-face, online or hybrid. To that end, we are committed to helping you create the most resilient, flexible course(s) possible. We are calling this effort “flexible teaching.”

Online Duke: A Catalog of Online Courses and Programs from Duke University

We host all online programs and courses at Online Duke.

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To make it easier for prospective students to find online learning opportunities at Duke, we created Online Duke. Online Duke is a searchable catalog of all Duke’s publicly offered online courses – both directly through Duke and those on Coursera – and online programs offered by Duke’s professional schools.

From MOOCs to alumni exclusives to Master’s degrees, Online Duke brings together all of Duke’s online learning in one searchable, sortable location.

Teaching Resources for New Faculty

New to Duke? We can help you establish effective teaching practices for a successful start.

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Whether you’re new to teaching or just new to Duke, we want to help you learn the best pedagogical practices for establishing and ensuring your students meet your learning outcomes.

To help you get oriented, we have compiled a list of essential teaching-related resources and information.


No need to create something from scratch; use one of our pre-made templates to save time.

Browse our selection of downloadable templates designed for use by Duke instructors (though they are available to any and all).