Digital literacy became apparent during the COVID pandemic. Both teachers and students had to instantly shift their work from an in-person setting to an online setting. Those who had experience with basic tools and software for presenting their content online were able to migrate relatively smoothly; while those who didn't, struggled and possibly disengaged completely from the class. Alternative education sites like Skillshare,, and even YouTube instantly became viable options for students looking for high-quality education at an affordable price. Teachers in higher education must be able to compete from a quality standpoint when a class is delivered online. This not only goes for content, but also the delivery mechanism. Content is king, but distribution is queen — and she wears the pants.

From setup (webcams, lighting, etc.) to video software and other online tools, participants will learn a variety of ways for designing their online classroom.