Creating Online Flipped Advising Activity Modules for Students

Student on a computerParticipants will create a Flipped Advising learning activity for students (based on NACADA’s Concept of Advising) for use in an LMS or e-Portfolio that introduces critical advising topics with their advisor so higher quality advisor and advisee interactions can occur synchronously and asynchronously.

Upcoming Offering:
JUNE 7 - JULY 1, 2023

What you'll learn:

  • Participants who take this tutorial will gain a deeper understanding of the rationale of the Flipped Advising approach.
  • Participants will use a model for instructional design, based on Wiggins and McTighe, Backwards by Design model, to create an activity lesson plan related to a generalized student advising curriculum. The goal is to design an activity lesson plan to be used within a Learning Management System (LMS) or an e-Portfolio.
  • Participants will review Bloom Taxonomies to assist them in creating learning outcomes for their activity lesson plans. 
  • Participants who are willing will submit their activity lesson to a repository for all course members to use in compliance with Creative Commons Guidelines

Who this is for:

  • Those who either want to or have been asked to develop a Flipped Advising approach for their campus or department
  • Those seeking a theoretical framework and guidance to start content production

About this eTutorial:

This eTutorial requires participants to select an advising topic and use it to create an activity in the Canvas learning environment. The use of the Backwards by Design instructional design framework is pitched to those with slight or moderate exposure to instructional design and minimal familiarity with Bloom’s Taxonomies. Participants will share their lesson plans with each other, so rather than only having one activity at the end of this tutorial, participants will be able to consider many more to adapt to their local circumstances.

eTutorial Details

Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace within each week. There will be weekly assignments but no set time to be online. Participants will have the entire week to complete that week's content, which could be completed in several days or done during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings will be required each week.

The eTutorial is 3.5 (3 1/2) weeks in length. Participants should expect to spend between four-eight hours per week completing the reading, posts, and assignments.

This eTutorial is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop an international network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.

Moderators will be assigned to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions.


Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
Upon successful completion (70% or better within the eTutorial) of all 3.5 weeks, the participant will receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing.

Computer Specifications

Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

Visit the Instructure Community Page for current browser and computer requirements.


2023 Offerings:

  • June 7 - July 1
  • November 1 - December 5

Registrations close on the Wednesday before the start of each eTutorial session.


This eTutorial is self-contained and does not require additional materials.

  • $225 for NACADA members -
  • $425 for non-members -

November 2023 Registration

Registration is limited to 50 participants per monthly offering. Registrations close on the Wednesday before the start of each eTutorial session.

Transfer Policy

A transfer of registration fees to a future offering of any eTutorial offering may be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed ( to NACADA.

The request must be received three (3) business days (Central US time) prior to the start of the eTutorial offering. There is no charge providing the written request is received three business days in advance:

  • Transfer fee – $0.00 USD*

Requests made after three (3) business days and through four (4) business days into the eTutorial offering will incur the following charge:

  • Transfer fee – $100.00 USD

*If registration fees have been transferred at least once before, any future transfer fee is $100.00 USD, at any date.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of registration fees for an eTutorial offering can be made via request in writing and mailed or emailed ( to NACADA. Cancellations after certain dates will incur charges:

Any date ten (10) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • Refund of the registration fee minus $50.00 USD for administrative fees

Any date between three (3) and ten (10) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • Refund of the registration fee minus 50% for administrative fees

Any date after three (3) business days prior to the start of the eTutorial offering:

  • No Refund, due to faculty and technology obligations