Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Designing & Re-evaluating the Syllabus and Course Structure

If you are one of the lucky summer semester teaching staff, more than likely you are already refocusing efforts, designing and reevaluating the syllabus and course structure for your courses beginning next week. Maybe you are ahead of the game and are reviewing your syllabus structure, course design and communication policies for fall, while the spring semester is still fresh in your mind? Regardless of the motivation, a higher level review of how your syllabus is designed may be in order. The two articles in this weeks CTL newsletter discuss creating a more Learner-Centered approach, as well as designing your syllabus to be utilized as resource within your course. How we communicate through the syllabus sets the tone for the overall class, so careful consideration while crafting this document, this contract with your students, will put the right foot forward and set your course down a positive pathway. As always, in the CTL we are here to assist you if you are in need of help with course design! Our extended summer hours are 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

How do I develop Online & Blended Courses

Developing an online or blended course requires us to reconsider our current instructional practices and to learn about new delivery methods. The course development process involves periodically meeting with the instructional team. This team is housed in the Center for Teaching and Learning. The steps outlined here provide a high-level overview of the course development process. Please click here to view full Online & Hybrid Course Development Process Info-graphic.

Tech Tips

Did you know there is a virtual coach available inside of Google Apps with voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic? Once logged into gmail click the ? in the upper right-hand side of your screen. Search for your topic.
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Canvas Corner

Did you know... the new Canvas User Interface (UI) is now active? The new UI is an updated interface structure enhanced by a responsive user experience for the Dashboard and Global Navigation menu. The Course Navigation menu also collapses on smaller screens, allowing for a more content-focused and responsive layout. Please click HERE for additional information.

Summer Fun Technology Week