Keeping it Simple: Rule of 2s

rule-of-2-worksheet with example.pdf Let’s boil this down. What’s most important for us to rethink as we use our precious hours and days to redesign our courses for online and/or remote learning? Work with a colleague, friend, instructional designer, or student to talk through your answers after you fill this out! Are you stumped? Take a […]

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March 15, 2020

Keep Accessibility in Mind

As always, creating an inclusive and accessible learning experience for all students is a top priority, even when the learning environment changes unexpectedly. This includes providing accessible content and implementing student disability accommodations. When learning environments change, students may not know the protocol for gaining access, so faculty can help by creating accessible materials, making […]

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March 12, 2020

Strategies for Organizing an Online Course

Organize course materials in D2L chronologically, grouping everything students need for a class session or unit together. Consider creating one folder for each week of class and including all materials for that week within that folder. Present materials for each lesson in a consistent order. For example, you might present a session overview, followed by […]

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March 11, 2020

Transitioning to Online Instruction

  1. Know how to contact your students. Two easy ways are:      – Create an Announcement in D2L      – Use your D2L class mailing list 2. Make sure your students know the best way to contact you (email, voicemail, phone, etc.) in the event that the College shifts to a virtual […]

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March 11, 2020

Planning for Instructional Continuity

1. Communicate with your Lead Faculty, Director, Coordinator, or Associate Dean to learn about whether or not your program has a specific plan, especially for courses that are hands-on (i.e., labs, clinicals, welding, etc.). 2. If you’re certified and have experience teaching online, but would like a refresher,  complete the following online course (it is […]

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March 11, 2020