The Basics Self-Assessment Check if you have these basic skills: I want to teach online. My institution supports online learning. I have a passion for teaching, learning, and my students. I am willing to “rethink” how people learn. I am willing to “rethink” how I teach. I am committed to complete the design and development of my online course prior to teaching it. I am committed to making use of institutional support and online faculty development opportunities. I have consistent and stable access to the internet.