OPTIONAL: Blackboard Basics for Faculty (online, self-paced, instructor-facilitated; $100)
Faculty learn the basics of this learning management system and will have their own Blackboard course shell in which to do assignments and practice. This is optional only for those who are already tech-savvy and have used some type of learning management system.
REQUIRED: Faculty Introduction to Online Teaching (online, self-paced; $100)
This course introduces instructional design theory and the basics of what it takes to develop and teach an online course. Includes trends and mechanics of online teaching.
REQUIRED: Intensive Course Development (online, structured, instructor-led; $400)
In this eight-week course, participants experience first-hand what it is like to be an online learner, walk through the development process, and create the core of an online course, including learning objectives, syllabus and course material for at least two complete weeks of instruction.
Prerequisites: Blackboard Basics (or experience) and Faculty Intro to Online Teaching
REQUIRED: Copyright Issues in Online Teaching (online, self-paced; $100)
This course provides both an overview for educators of copyright issues and specific information related to the online environment. Topics include instructors’ responsibilities regarding student work, graphic sources and rules for Web-based course content, fair use, database and digital rights protection, and such legislation as The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the TEACH Act.
REQUIRED: Course Quality Assessment (self-paced; $100)
Using an Excel-based tool, faculty can assess the quality of their courses according to 60 standards and sub standards related to technology usability and instructional design. This tool provides measurement criteria, benchmarks, ratings and a weighting system to provide an overview that is as objective as possible
REQUIRED: Making Learning Accessible (online, self-paced; $25)
*This course will be available Summer 2020
Accessible course development is about creating instructional materials that people with disabilities can access the same as those without a disability. You will learn, however, that following accessibility best practices can benefit all students. It also helps you and your institution avoid legal entanglements. We'll overview and then have you practice some simple steps that you can take to help your students get the most out of your online course materials. The course will take you about 4 to 5 hours to complete.