This presentation will introduce two sets of design considerations for the development of online information literacy instruction and show how these considerations were implemented in the construction and implementation of Loyola Marymount University's First Year Seminar information literacy tutorial. The first set of best practices focuses on the visual and technical elements of a tutorial including User Control, Visual and Information Clarity, Navigation, and Accessibility. The second set addresses "best practices" in online instructional design and pedagogy and includes categories for Embedding Communication, Incorporating Active Learning, and Designing Test Questions. In order to be broadly applicable, each set of design considerations is intentionally formatted so that it may serve as rubric for assessing any online tutorial and will be made available both online and as handout for presentation attendees. This presentation also identifies the most common types of active learning exercises observed within the online tutorial environment, allowing attendees to gather ideas for maximizing good design elements and embedding active learning components into their own online tutorials.