Delivering Your Online Course
Troubleshooting? Need a little help?
Interested in talking more about launching your course? Whether it's a brief get-together just to answer questions, a full session on a particular topic or you want a course review, we're here to help. Schedule a 'Before I turn my course on' consultation here and one of our team will be happy to meet. Schedule a meeting or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready for prime-time? There are several things to consider before you make your course available to students. Our ID team and the ATC can help you make sure you are ready.
Can’t figure out when (or where, or whether) to use a forum? Not sure why your assignments look so strange? Can’t figure out exactly how to use screencasting? What did happen to your grade book?! Our team, working with the Academic Technology Center, can help you troubleshoot issues that come up either before or as you teach.
The ATC and your ID team are available to look through online courses for potential accessibility trouble spots. The Center for Accessible Resources will assist you when a student presents an accommodation request. Want an informal check? Run ALLY, our new Moodle plug-in used for running accessible document checks. Ask your ID for help by emailing email@example.com.
Want an in-depth walk through with an online delivery expert? Our ID team can privately assess your online course against the research-based, customized course quality rubric designed originally at the State University of New York (the OSCQR, or “Oscar”). This course rubric [link] provides measures against current online best practices to create a class that emphasizes regular student engagement and meaningful assessment.
In addition to one-on-one meetings, we offer sessions throughout the year that support faculty currently teaching online in improving their delivery and design methods. Improving Your Online Course is a faculty cohort project that is designed to improve teaching and build community through a structured, evaluative process of peer-to-peer course review and reflection. This project is offered in Spring and Summer terms through Academic Technology and Faculty Professional Development. Participation is limited to 12 faculty members that are currently teaching online. For more information contact Meredith Keene, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this section you will find resources for online faculty that cover topics such as research-based best practices, articles on improving the quality of online course design, what's happening in the online teaching community and more.
Go to Research and Best Practices
Lane already boasts extensive tools and teams for assisting with planning any course. ID Services adds to this by expanding online options and technologies that can help with the specific challenges that face online delivery. Learn about software and tools by checking out the following:
Interested in talking more? Schedule a 'Before I turn on my course' session with an Instructional Designer and one of our team will be happy to meet up – or you can schedule a brief get-together just to answer a few questions.
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Support ranges from high-touch to learn on your own. In addition to individual mentoring with our ID team we offer support through many campus services. Our main support center is located in the Academic Technology Center. You'll also find a list of common student support services on this resource page.
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