All about online courses

Welcome to Google's Online Course Kit! This resource, complete with best practices, technology guidelines, and strategies, can help you inspire and motivate students through your online course. Whether you have experience teaching online or have never taught a course before, these resources are here to guide you through the process.

What is an online course?

With an online course, you can build a classroom anyone can access, from anywhere. You can teach potential students anything — from physics to philosophy to community-building. Whatever your subject, you can build a course with lessons, assessments, and interactive assignments. The Quick Start Guide includes information about planning and designing your course.

The process outlined in this Online Course Kit is one we developed from our experiences building online courses (also referred to as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs). We hope this is a helpful resource for you. Read more about our design process.