About Us

The BYU-Idaho Online Instruction Community is a professional online gathering space where those involved in teaching and learning online at BYU-Idaho come together to build and share experiences and resources.

Each of our Online Faculty are part of a teaching group. Teaching groups gather synchronously once a month and use their Community teaching group space to engage asynchronously to provide support and treasured associations.   

Online Learning is dedicated to BYU-Idaho's Mission and Standards. We are deeply dedicated to our students. This cause unites us and provides purpose in our gathering.  You will see the mission and standards of the University also reflected in BYU-Idaho's Online Instructor Standards

We are thrilled to have a place to gather!


Mission & Central Aim:

Brigham Young University-Idaho was founded and is supported and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its mission is to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in their homes, the Church, and their communities. 

The university does this by:

1. Building testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and fostering its principles in a wholesome academic, cultural, and social environment.
2. Providing a high-quality education that prepares students of diverse interests and abilities for lifelong learning and employment.
3. Serving as many students as possible within resource constraints.
4. Delivering education that is affordable for students and the Church.

The Central Aim of the Online Courses organization is to:

Extend the BYU-Idaho experience through the creation and delivery of Learning Model-based courses with remote instructors who build student testimony and skill.

Note: this is not a student community, more about BYU-Idaho Student programs and support is available here: http://www.byui.edu/online/online-support-center 


Your Community Team!

Caleb Trujillo

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado         

Major: Graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Communication          

Mission: Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission           

Hobbies: Writing, Soccer, Board Games, Family Time                                

Job Description: Online Instruction Community Manager                                       

What is your favorite part about working at BYU–Idaho? Working at the institution that instilled within me my passion for education. 

Rebekah Lewis

Hometown: Hurricane, Utah                

Major: Social Work with a minor in Marketing        

Mission: New Hampshire, Manchester Mission            

Hobbies: Building my Non-Profit Organization, Art, Writing, and Creating                                

Job Description: Assistant Online Instruction Community Manager                                       

What is your favorite part about working at BYU–Idaho? The Opportunities and learning experiences are endless, and with the Spirit of Ricks, it is truly life changing.