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Online Education Resources

Faculty teaching online courses at North Central University can find helpful tutorials, documents, and contact information on this page. Additional resources may be periodically added to this page.

Meet the online team

Undergraduate Programs

Sharon Kuntz, Program Director & Academic Coach for Online Undergraduate Education–

Rich Pruitt, Adjunct Liaison, Academic Support Specialist, and Assistant Professor –

Graduate Programs

Nicole Morgan, Program Manager, Professional Studies & Certificate Programs –

Instructional Design

Melissa Gear, Director of Course Development, Course Management, & Instructional Designer –

Jared Coffin, Instructional Designer –

Emma Krzyska, Instructional Designer, Faculty & LMS Support –

Abigail Sengendo, Director of Faculty LMS Support / Instructional Designer –

Faculty Support

Rich Pruitt, Adjunct Liaison & Academic Support Specialist –

Support and best practices

Support and course change requests

Instructional Design is here to assist with course support and LMS needs. The best way to request assistance is by submitting a ticket here : ID Tickets 

Online Best Practices

Communication: Your online students are not able to have dedicated time with you as their instructor, so it is vital you are proactive, clear, consistent, and concise with your communication.

Course participation: Actively participate in your course.  Students need active feedback throughout the course.  Engage in the discussion forums, post updates and new articles, send weekly messages with a weekly recap and look ahead.

Timely feedback and response 

  • Assignments
    • Should be graded, with sustentative feedback, within 2 days of the assignment due date.
    • All assignment details should be clearly communicated in Moodle
  • Response time
    • Emails: should be responded to within 24 hours
    • Phone calls: should be returned same day
    • Text messages: should be returned in 2-3 hours

Training and resources