Learning Roadmap for New Online Instructors

1. Introduction to Teaching Online

We recommend for you to view this content upon your selection to teach online/prior to your ID initial consultation.

Topic What You’ll Learn

The basic ways of how teaching online differs from traditional classroom teaching and the asynchronous and synchronous online teaching options we support.

This section will take approximately 4 minutes to complete.

What instructional design is and how your instructional designer will guide you in the design and development of your course. You’ll also learn about the Quality Matters Rubric and how EP instructional designers use it to evaluate various elements of your online course.

This section will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

An overview of Blackboard, the learning management system you’ll use to teach your online class.

This section will take approximately 4 minutes to complete.

2. Planning and Designing Your Course

We recommend for you to view this content prior to completing the Course Design Document.

Topic What You’ll Learn

How to write learning objectives and create a detailed design outline of your course.

This section will take approximately 4 minutes to complete.

What online activities and assessments are, various types of activities and assessments suited to the online environment, and how to develop an assessment strategy for your course. The importance of aligning activities and assessments with your learning objectives is also discussed.

This section will take approximately 6 minutes to complete.

3. Developing Online Content

We recommend for you to view this content prior to beginning prototype module development.

Topic What You’ll Learn

General content presentation strategies for the content and delivery platform of your course and strategies for recording high-quality audio and video.

This section will take approximately 8 minutes to complete.

4. Setting up Your Course

We recommend for you to view this content prior to course delivery.

Topic What You’ll Learn

How to set up various components of your course in Blackboard, including the gradebook, assignment due dates and point values, and Office Hours via Zoom.

This section will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

5. Facilitating Your Course

We recommend for you to view this content prior to course delivery.

Topic What You’ll Learn

What to include in your initial communication to students in order to prepare them for your class.

This section will take approximately 4 minutes to complete.

Effective pedagogical methods that can be used throughout your course to establish your online presence and enhance learner experience.

This section will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Strategies and best practices for facilitating your course and managing your time effectively to complete the regular tasks involved in delivering your course online.

This section will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Record-keeping strategies that aid in course facilitation and workload management strategies that minimize your teaching burden.

This section will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Key concepts and methods for providing timely and effective feedback to your students.

This section will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.