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Welcome to Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository


UCF's Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository


The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) offers the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature.


New Entries from Spring 2015 Call for Submissions

"Entries were received from faculty and designers in multiple disciplines from various institutions throughout the US and beyond."
Read more and view entries in the press release.
To be notified of updates related to the next call for submissions and other TOPR developments, please subscribe to the TOPR Mailing List.

Webinars on TOPR

New Entries from Fall 2014 Call for Submissions

2013 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award
2013 Sloan-C Effective Practice

"The selected entries represent a diversity of approaches to designing online content, engagement activities, and assessments of learning." Read more and view entries in the press release. Click here to view previous press release.

2013 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award

Check out how TOPR entries are useful in faculty development programs, for instructional designers, and to individual teaching faculty. See the 2013 award-winning Sloan-C Effective Practice: Enhancing Faculty Development Through Integrating the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository.


Everyone is welcome to browse and search TOPR for teaching ideas. TOPR entries employ a peer review process overseen by an editorial board. For background information on TOPR processes and structure, you may wish to view this recorded conference presentation. For suggestions on how to use TOPR in your own professional practice you may wish to view this archived webinar with Dr. Kelvin Thompson. For ideas on how you might start contributing entries to TOPR please view the archived webinar for new contributors with Dr. Baiyun Chen and Amy Sugar.

Get Connected

If you would like to be added to the TOPR mailing list in order to be informed of new developments with TOPR, or if you'd like to become a peer reviewer, please subscribe to the TOPR Mailing List. Feel free to share the attached TOPR flyer to anyone you think might be interested in using TOPR or contributing to this resource.

You may also contact TOPR editors Dr. Baiyun Chen and Dr. Kelvin Thompson via email at for more information.

How to Find Information in the Repository

  • All published strategies are linked from the Pedagogical Practices section.
  • You can also go to Categories to view all topics.
  • Use the search tool on the top right to search for pedagogical practice.
  • For additional guidance in finding and using teaching ideas from TOPR, you may wish to view this archived webinar with Dr. Kelvin Thompson.