Background: Art-infused learning provides a transformational experience for online students. Arts such as poetry, photography, and music can be incorporated into learning to achieve in-depth reflection, introspection, self-discovery, and knowledge generation. This scoping review answers the following questions: 1) what is the extent, quality, and foci of scholarly literature on the topic of arts-inspired instructional strategies in online education; 2) what are the themes common in published scholarly research related to the use of arts-inspired instructional strategies in online education; 3) what gaps exist in the published research on use of arts-inspired instructional strategies in online education; 4) what research methods have been used successfully in studying the use of arts-inspired instructional strategies in online education; and 5) what concepts and theories on the topic of arts-inspired instructional strategies in online education could be used as a conceptual framework to study arts-inspired instructional strategies as a disruptive pedagogy in online education? Purpose: This paper summarizes evidence from peer-reviewed literature related to arts-inspired instructional strategies in online education. The review offers insights into utilizing art as a disruptive pedagogy in online teaching. The outcome of including arts is adaptable, cost-effective, innovative, and effective learning environments that educate learners through creativity, leadership, and risk-taking. Methods: A four-stage algorithm was used with 128 references. The inclusion, exclusion, and screening process yielded 17 references which allowed the authors to compare themes during analysis. An inter-rater reliability check was conducted. Conclusion: The four themes are: 1) art-inspired teaching strategies facilitate transformational learning; 2) art-inspired teaching strategies offer a unique pedagogical strength in post-secondary online classrooms; 3) art-inspired approaches cultivate a sense of personal empowerment in students; and 4) art-inspired learning requires educators to utilize an intentional and skilled approach. Theoretical foundations supporting art-inspired pedagogy as a disruption in online education are discussed. The term Artistic Pedagogical Technology (APT) was discussed as an overarching concept incorporating art-inspiring and art-based teaching.