Preparing to Teach Online This Fall?


With the Fall 2020 semester quickly approaching, please be sure to check out training opportunities offered by Instructional Development!

Visit our Workshops site for registration details!

Fully Online Teaching Training Options:

Online Teaching and Learning Strategies is a rigorous four-week, fully online certification course that introduces faculty to the current research and best practices for online teaching and learning. Using their own discipline-specific course materials for activities, faculty will work independently, collaboratively with peers from across campus, and with Instructional Designers to design and build one unit of online instruction in a myCourses site. This unit will meet the Quality Online Course Review Rubric criteria and be a model that faculty can reference and replicate as they continue to develop their upcoming fully online course(s).

Online Teaching Resources is a fully online, independent, and self-paced learning opportunity that has been adapted from our rigorous Online Teaching and Learning Strategies certification course. Faculty can self-enroll and navigate resources at their own pace. While samples, course design templates, and assessment models are available to enrollees, submissions, grading, feedback, and certification are not available.

Instructional Continuity explores tools and strategies that can be leveraged to keep your class(es) on track and maintain instructional continuity in the event of disruption due to weather-related incidents, campus emergencies, or closures.

Blended/Flipped Teaching Training Options:

2020 Fall Course Prep is a recorded workshop series that explains the differences between instructional modes and identifies which course components can be conducted online. Viewers will learn how to create a myCourses site and organize electronic materials for online delivery. Popular assessment strategies are showcased and technologies for creating online content are explored. Each session builds upon the last and provides helpful guidance, templates, and samples for faculty to use as they plan for their upcoming online and Flipped course(s):

  • Session 1: Building a Base
  • Session 1.5: Blending for Lab, Clinical, and Studio Courses
  • Session 2: Developing and Curating Course Content
  • Session 3: Online Engagement and Wrap Up!

Fundamentals of Flipping is a fully online and independent learning opportunity that offers faculty the ability to self-enroll and navigate resources at their own pace. Enrollees are guided through workshop recordings, tutorials, and templates to organize and design their Flipped course.

Blended Learning Toolkit is a free, open educational resource for institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives. Based on proven research and informed by practical experience, the elements of the Toolkit will offer guidance, examples, professional development, and other resources to help you prepare your own blended learning courses and programs.

Instructional Technology Training Options:

Getting Started in myCourses highlights the most useful features of myCourses. Viewers are guided through creating their myCourses site(s), populating a course menu, incorporating communication tools, as well as adding and organizing course content based on industry best practices for online teaching and learning. Viewers will also learn how to use Student Preview Mode to ensure that they are creating a streamlined and engaging learning environment.

Creating Online Lectures with Kaltura is offered live via Zoom and showcases a lecture capture and personal recording solution built right into myCourses. Kaltura can record content displayed on your computer screen, audio narration, and web-cam video. After recording, your video is automatically processed and stored in your personal myCourses media space. This workshop will walk participants through the process of initiating Kaltura, recording, and embedding videos into a myCourses site.

Humanize Online Discussions with VoiceThread. VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool for engaging in rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Learn how to take your online discussions to the next level! Attend or watch a workshop hosted by our service provider, VoiceThread.

Tips for Hosting Zoom Meetings is a session offered live via Zoom that showcases this video conferencing tool. Session participants will learn how to meet virtually with others using video and/or audio as well as use chat and screen share. Recording sessions for later viewing, managing security settings, and other features will also be demonstrated.

Note: All workshops offered by Instructional Development will be conducted fully online until further notice. Some workshops listed are offered by our service providers and will be marked accordingly. Visit our Workshops site for details!