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COOL’s Fall-On-Call is an ongoing online teaching support community for faculty teaching in asynchronous-online, synchronous-remote, and blended/hybrid modalities during the fall semester. 

What People Are Saying About Our Programs

What is Fall-On-Call?

COOL’s Fall-On-Call is an ongoing online teaching support community for faculty teaching in asynchronous-online, synchronous-remote, and blended/hybrid modalities during the fall semester. Fall-On-Call members receive access to live online teaching support from facilitators who are active online faculty, instructional designers, faculty developers, and experts in online learning. 


Facilitators offer weekly coaching sessions and scheduled live workshops, and members receive access to unlimited support and a wealth of online teaching resources in a fun and supportive community of practice. Members join an active faculty community of higher education peers from across disciplines and around the world. 


While Fall-On-Call does not serve as a replacement for your institution’s IT Help Desk or teaching and learning center, it does provide a lifeline for the teaching support services that are currently spread thin due to the impact of COVID-19 on our institutions. 


This program is the perfect solution for faculty or institutions seeking extra and ongoing online teaching support to carry us through an uncertain fall semester. 

This community supports faculty in all online teaching modalities. 

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Recent COOL Participant

Thank you for the excellent model of an online course. This attention to tone is often not present from other professional learning experiences I have had. The design that sets a sense of community is not easily created. I felt welcomed every time I entered the course and encouraged and invited me to learn.

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Recent PD Session Participant

Navigating the remote learning session now and want to extend my gratitude for this, it has been most helpful and truly engaging. Your passion is amazing and your energy equally so. I've been teaching in Moodle for many years now, but always appreciate new ideas, and literally within 10 minutes I learned a few new tricks. 


Recent COOL Participant

The passion and knowledge of the facilitators made the whole experience energizing. They made all the "campers" feel like we were colleagues and collaborators, not just students. Everything taught in theory was modeled in practice, and I believe both novice online instructors as well as seasoned veterans benefited from the content.


What's included?

  • Semester-long access to Fall-On-Call, a fun, positive, supportive community of practice focused on faculty and student success

  • Monday-Friday access to Fall-On-Call facilitators who are prepared to address your online teaching questions

  • Access to Fall-On-Call bimonthly live workshops and online resources on topics such as faculty stress management, running synchronous teaching sessions online, trauma-awareness, slide design, providing student feedback, and communicating with students, etc.


August 24 - December 18, 2020


$99/individual (invoicing is available for groups, email to inquire)

Does your institution need extra online teaching support? 

Contact to discuss enrollment for your institution. 

Fall-On-Call Group Coaching Schedule

Sessions Held in Zoom Via our Mighty Networks Community Platform

  • Mondays @1pm ET with Judith Dutill

  • Tuesdays @ 9am ET with Karen Costa

  • Tuesdays @ 5pm ET with Melissa Wehler

  • Wednesdays @ 6pm ET with Clea Mahoney

Additionally, a facilitator monitors the community activity feed Monday-Friday in the Fall-On-Call community

Fall-On-Call Live Sessions Schedule

Sessions Held in Zoom Via our Mighty Networks Community Platform (session replays for all sessions will be available to all participants)

Clarity, Caring & Community-Building: Using the 3 Cs to Enhance Online Teaching and Learning Success 

Hosted by Niya Bond

Wednesday, August 26, 9:00am ET

Free OLT Webinar

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Welcome to Fall-On-Call

Hosted by All Facilitators

Friday, August 28, 11am ET

Designing For Our Courses With Canva

Hosted by Judith Dutill, Clea Mahoney, and Melissa Wehler, PhD

Thursday, September 3, 6:00pm ET


Attention, Activating Prior Knowledge

Hosted by Karen Costa

Thursday, September 10, 10am ET


Recalibrating and Gaining Momentum Through Student Communication

Hosted by Judith Dutill

Monday, September 21, 2pm ET


Best Practices for Live, Online Sessions 

Hosted by Clea Mahoney

Tuesday, October 5, 5pm ET


I've Been Ghosted (What to Do When Remote or Online Students Disappear)

Hosted by Melissa Wehler

Thursday, October 22, 5pm ET


Trauma-Aware Teaching

Hosted by Karen Costa

Thursday, November 5, 10am ET


Faculty Stress Management

Hosted by Judith Dutill

Monday, November 16, 2pm ET


That's a Wrap: Making a Plan to Finalize Your Gradebook

Hosted by Clea Mahoney

Tuesday, December 1, 5pm ET


Gearing Up for Spring

Hosted by Melissa Wehler

Thursday, December 10, 5pm ET

Additionally, participants can expect impromptu pop-up events and robust resource sharing including amplification of learning opportunities from other reputable learning networks. 

Fall-on-Call Facilitators


Karen Costa

Karen Costa is a career higher educator with a passion for supporting students and faculty, particularly in the online learning environment. Her work is centered around teaching college success strategies to first-year students, online pedagogy, and faculty development.
Karen’s first book, 99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos (Stylus, April 2020), focuses on helping faculty and teachers to make creative use of videos in their classrooms.
Karen is a staff writer for Women in Higher Education. Her writing has also appeared in Inside Higher Education, The Philadelphia Inquirer, On Being, and Faculty Focus. She is involved in various faculty development initiatives including as a facilitator for the Online Learning Consortium and the Online Learning Toolkit. Connect with Karen on Twitter and LinkedIn or read more about her work

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Judith Dutill

Judith Dutill is an experienced online educator with over 15 years of experience working and teaching in higher education. She currently serves as an instructional designer for the eLearning division of a large nonprofit health system. Judith is passionate about bridging the digital divide, spreading media literacy, improving communication, designing instruction, advancing online learning, connecting with peers, leveraging educational technology, and developing accessible processes. 

Judith's recent work focuses on developing faculty multimodal literacies skillsets and effective speaking in digital contexts. As adjunct faculty, she teaches online courses in public speaking, desktop publishing, and media and society. She is cofounder of the Online Learning Toolkit, a digital community of practice dedicated to excellence in online learning. Connect with Judith on Twitter and LinkedIn or follow her online teaching adventures on the OLT Blog


Clea Mahoney

Clea Mahoney is an experienced higher education administrator and educational technologist. Her "day job" includes offering virtual and in-person consultations on teaching with technology to faculty and staff. She leads the design and facilitation of webinar and in-person workshops on centrally-supported instructional technologies at NYU, and collects an embarrassing amount of cat-themed cubicle decorations. Clea has an MS in Library & Information Science from Drexel University, and is currently pursuing an MA in Digital Media Design for Learning (instructional design). Explore Clea's foray into teaching online on her blog, connect on LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter.


Melissa Wehler

Melissa Wehler is an instructional design specialist and an experienced online learning educator. She specializes in creating community in online courses, using collaboration online, and inclusive teaching practices. She has worked in higher education for over a decade, including faculty and administration appointments. She is the co-founder of the Online Learning Toolkit, a digital community of practice dedicated to excellence in online learning, and a full-time instructional design specialist at a private, liberal arts college. You can follow her on YouTubeLinkedIn, and the OLT Blog.