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 OLLI at Duke Instructor Website 

This is the central location for OLLI instructor information on the web

Latest News Updated 03-26-22

  • Spring 2022 catalog is here.   Instructional video on how to use the new format is here. 

  • The video for the Feb. 25, 2022 Coffee and Conversation is hereThe slides are here.

  • The video for the Dec. 3, 2021 Coffee and Conversation is here A brief summary of a panel discussion on Teaching Strategies is here. 



Important Dates  Updated 03-26-22

  • 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 12: Registration starts for Spring 2022 Monday and Tuesday classes.

  • 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 13: Registration starts for Spring 2022 Wednesday-Friday classes.

  • Monday, April 25: Spring classes start. 

  • Thursday, May 26 - Last day for most spring courses
  • Monday, May 30 - Memorial day, OLLI office closed
  • Tuesday, May 31-Thursday, June 2 - Make-up classes





Teaching Best Practices

The Instructor Relations Committee is documenting Teaching Best Practices used in OLLI courses. "Tip Sheets” for specific teaching areas capture the practices of OLLI’s best instructors, ranging from pre-course topics (e.g., Using a Course Outline or Syllabus) to helpful practices used during OLLI courses (e.g., Inviting Student Participation). Links to examples are posted below:



Online Resources & Events     

                      Online Teaching

Zoom Advanced Topics  (Screen-sharing of videos, polling, breakout rooms)


  • Orientation for instructors in Spring 2021. Click here for  the PowerPoint.
  • Orientation for instructors in Winter 2021. Click   here for the PowerPoint.
  • Instructor Zoom training sessions before Fall 2020  are available here.  
  • OLLI Online Learning website  here.   
  • "Coffee & Conversation" events for instructors. 
  • Instructor Town Hal from May 27, 2020  is here.
  • Online Learning Sessions  for students from April and May, 2020 here. 

    Key Dates, Contacts & Maps






    Video - "Teaching & Learning at OLLI"


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


    OLLI at Duke Course Catalogs  Updated 03-26-22


    Duke Websites


    Other Useful Websites   



    The Instructor Relations Committee is working to document Teaching Best Practices for OLLI courses. These “Tip Sheets” capture the practices of OLLI’s best instructors, ranging from pre-course topics (e.g., Using a Course Outline or Syllabus) to helpful practices during your course (e.g., Inviting Student Participation).

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