Despite the rapid growth of online teaching and learning at institutes of higher education worldwide, switching to online courses can pose a great challenge to those involved in creating and administering them. This presentation is an attempt to simplify, clarify, and exemplify the process of online course design. It will focus on practices that the presenters have found successful in designing online English courses based on the related literature and their hands-on experience as online instructional designers. First, popular instructional design models like ADDIE and SAM will be reviewed. Topics such as online syllabus, learning management systems, e-learning authoring tools, online visual design, e-assessment, and e-feedback will be discussed. Finally, the most practical standards checklists for online course self-evaluation will be introduced.