Online Course Prep is a workshop series that discusses the differences between instructional modes and helps identify which course components can be conducted online. Participants will learn how to create a myCourses site and organize electronic materials for online delivery. Popular assessment strategies will also be discussed and technologies for creating online content will be 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).
To learn more about the basics of using myCourses, Zoom, and Kaltura check out our Instructional Continuity workshop series.
Session 1: Building a Base
Unpack Your Schedule Tutorials:
- Create a Content Area per unit.
- Create an Item for Unit Overviews and To-Dos.
- Upload your materials – Handout/article files, weblinks, videos, and recorded lectures.
Activities and Assessments in myCourses Tutorials:
- Create tests or quizzes.
- Create discussion forums.
- Create assignments for papers or essay submissions. (Supported file types for student submissions)
- Create journal assignments.
- Use the Groups tool.
- Enable plagiarism detection with SafeAssign and the Assignment tool.
- Construct rubrics for assessing multimedia activities and projects.
Recommended Templates and Guides:
- Request a myCourses Site by visiting the myCourses Course Site Setup tool.
- Copy content from a previous site OR import the myCourses Starter-kit-> (myCourses Start-kit.zip)
- Create Content Areas or ‘Unit buckets’.
- Write overviews and ‘to-do’s’ in Content Items.
- Upload any digital materials.
- Begin creating activities and assignments in your site(s).
Session 1.5: Blending for Lab, Clinical, and Studio Courses
Blended Templates, Worksheets, and Guides:
- Blended Course Inventory
- Blended Unit Design Guide
- Comparison of Face-to-Face Activities with Blended Learning Equivalents
- Visit the Blended Learning Toolkit to learn more.
Flipped Learning Templates, Worksheets, Guides:
- Flipped Learning Active and Passive Inventory
- Flipped Course Plan worksheet
- Read “Looking for ‘Flippable’ Moments in Your Course” in Faculty Focus.
- Visit our Flipped Learning site to learn more.
- Reflect on your course: Are you Blending and/or Flipping?
- Inventory your content. What can be moved online vs. what needs to occur face-to-face?
- Using your inventory, draft a course plan to map out each unit.
- Explore and consider instructional technologies to enhance your blend and/or Flip.
- Learn your limitations: Do you have any questions to bring to your department?
Session 2: Developing and Curating Content
Resources to Pull From:
- Find educational and ADA compliant videos.
- Visit the Claire T. Carney Library online.
- Meet your librarians! – Departmental Library Liaisons
Create Your Own Content:
Keep Accessibility in Mind:
- Use Ally to gauge accessibility in myCourses
- How can I make my content accessible?
- Install or update Microsoft Office!
- Find useful, supplementary content:
- Explore the video repositories.
– Connect with your librarian.
- Try recording a Kaltura lecture: Sign up for a workshop!
- Use Ally to improve accessibility scores!
Session 3: Online Engagement and Wrap-Up!
Key Concepts to Consider:
Tools for Engagement:
- Build a Course Welcome area in your site.
- Humanize Your Course! Where, in your course, do students need YOU and your expertise the most?
- Update Your Syllabus to reflect the online language, key information, and important dates.
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