Will you be offering your course online in a future semester or term? Do you need help preparing? Here is a run down of available resources from instructional technology. Because you are busy, our focus is on providing on-demand help and giving you entry points to get you started in the knowledge domain of online pedagogy.
As experts in your own knowledge domain, you understand what it takes to develop expertise in new areas, so we are giving you the scaffolding and threshold concepts that will jump start your understanding of the theory and practice of online teaching and learning.
- Top 5 questions to ask as you are making decisions about setting up your course for summer, along with a menu of answers
- Generic Online Course Syllabus Template: You can use this template or just copy out useful policy statements (e.g., substantive interaction to take the place of attendance) and descriptions of academic support services for online courses.
- Community Wisdom: COVID-19 remote instruction workplace group–share your tips and questions and hear from other faculty teaching remotely as you draw on the collective wisdom of our community
- Just in Time Support Are you stuck? Send an email to email@example.com.
- On Demand Technology Help: Search our knowledge base at support.stedwards.edu
- Instructional Design Consultation: Want to meet with an instructional designer with expertise in online teaching and learning to optimize your course? One hour of work with an instructional designer could save you hours of development time later. When you begin working on your course reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and using the phrase “instructional design” in your email. To ensure instructional designer availability, please sign up by May 1 for summer courses. After that date, help will be provided as available. For example, instructional designers can help with:
- Translating face-to-face learning activities to online versions
- Setting up assignments and gradebook in Canvas
- Creating and sharing video lectures
- Self-paced training: Have a little more time (2-4 hours)? Instructional Technology has two self-paced courses in Canvas that give you a deeper dive into online course design and best practices for teaching online and model Canvas course shell design. A little time here can save you a lot of frustration at a later date. Each course takes 1- 2 hours to go through; then go back later to access the linked resources, as needed. Request access by emailing email@example.com.
- Building Online Courses — proven strategies for online learning activities and assessments, student engagement, and course set up in Canvas
- Teaching Online — proven strategies for getting and keeping students engaged and on track and managing grading and other workload
- Sample Canvas course shell — no need to stare at a blank course–this design gives you a head start on building your course the way you want. Request access by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Course Design Review Standards: A rubric of proven, research-based practices for online course design. This link goes to the first page of the standards broken down by category, with annotations, but you can also download a pdf of all standards. (Advanced knowledge)