Facilitating Learning Online – HousingU online course

Registration is now closed. For more information contact learn@bcnpha.ca

Facilitating Learning OnlineThe FLO course is a research-based, experiential online learning course. Through reading, discussing and doing, participants will learn concepts, principles and strategies that ensure online facilitating is fun and effective. FLO builds on the central principles of expert face-to-face facilitation.

FLO will help you build skills needed to confidently and effectively facilitate online learning. It is designed to provide you with:

  • The experience of being in the students’ shoes;
  • The opportunity to think about, practice and develop your online facilitation skills with other new and experienced online facilitators; and
  • The opportunity to deepen your learning as you synthesize your observations, reading and online activities in your journal.

Royal Roads University developed the FLO curriculum as an open educational resource (OER) based on the Instructional Skills Workshop. In addition to Royal Roads University, BC Campus – SCoPE has implemented FLO training, providing it to faculty and staff from post-secondary institutions across the province.

The version of FLO offered by BCNPHA builds on this solid foundation of well researched and time-tested curriculum to provide online facilitation training crafted specifically for our courses and our members.


This course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Topics include:

Week 1 Navigating HousingU | Week 2 Diversity of Learners | Week 3 Responsive Facilitation | Week 4 Collaboration | Week 5 Mini-Sessions | Week 6 Reflective Practice | Week 7 Wrapping Up

What you'll learn

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Facilitate, or co-facilitate, a pre-designed learning activity on a given topic;
  • Integrate adult and online learning theories and principles into activities you facilitate;
  • Experiment with a variety of learning-facilitation techniques and strategies;
  • Give and receive constructive feedback;
  • Work in online teams; and
  • Reflect on, and plan how to apply, what you have learned to other courses and contexts.

By the end of the FLO course, successful participants will have facilitated at least one online mini-session demonstrating their ability to facilitate online learning in BCNPHA’s HousingU online environment.

In addition to enhancing online facilitation skills generally, successful participants may have the opportunity to apply for contracts to facilitate or co-facilitate BCNPHA online courses in their area of expertise. Please contact learn@bcnpha.ca for more details

Time commitment

6-8 hours per week for 7 weeks.


As an online course about facilitating courses online, participants must be comfortable working online, possess strong computer skills and have regular access to the internet and a computer with MS Office 2010 or later and a modern, safe browser. We recommend Chrome; however, any updated browser will work. Templates used in this course may require MS Excel, MS Word or a .pdf reader. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a grade 10 level.

This course is structured by weekly topics; therefore, participants must be able to commit to regular participation.

Start and end dates

August 13, 2018 - September 29, 2018


$139 (+GST) for members , $209 (+GST) for non-members

Volume Discount: Register 3 or more people from the same organization for this course and your rate will be reduced to $109 each (+GST). This offer is for BCNPHA members only. To take advantage of this discounted rate, please email learn@bcnpha.ca


To register, click the large green button at the top of this page: “Login to account”, or “Create an account” (if you do not yet have one). Note: We require a unique email address for each course participant as our online learning system will not accept duplicate emails. If you need further instructions, click Course registration instructions.

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