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About Us

What We Do

The Office of Online Learning & Academic Programs (OLAP) facilitates the university’s mission of providing “high-quality educational opportunities for people at every stage of life, whenever and wherever they seek to learn.”

How We Support YOU

OLAP assists individuals, colleges and academic units with all work related to online education, including course development, online pedagogies, instructional design, and video production, as well program ideation, development and promotion.  

We are proud to support more than 70 fully online academic programs, from Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs to both undergraduate and graduate certificates. 

Explore our site for information and resources dedicated to helping UTK instructional faculty, program directors and academic administrators plan for and implement quality online educational opportunities for all. 

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> Jumpstart Cohort

Interested in a mentored, one-semester intensive online course design and development program that results in a completed online asynchronous course? Sign up to join a Jumpstart Cohort!

> Brown Bag Fridays

Participate in Brown Bag Fridays to learn about innovative online teaching, learning and assessment strategies used by UTK instructional faculty and staff.

> Online Teaching & Learning Resources

Are you developing an online course or have questions about teaching online? These resources and tools for online teaching and professional development can help.