Teaching Online Professional Development

Training & Development Courses

The Academy for Teaching Excellence offers three online, 2-week courses that help prepare faculty for developing and/or facilitating their first online course.  These courses can be taken in any order, although faculty wishing to take all three may find it beneficial to take them in the following order: Create, Facilitate, Enhance.

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Teaching Online Successfully Courses

Teaching Online Successfully – Create

This course fulfills the credentialing requirement for new online/blended instructors at Harper, faculty must complete this course or Teaching Online Successfully – Facilitate

Description: This course prepares and supports faculty who are developing an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course design. Faculty will learn about critical components of quality course design, receive an introduction to the OSCQR rubric used at Harper for evaluating online and blended course design quality, modify an existing course syllabus for use in an online or blended format, and build one complete course module inside a provided model course shell in Blackboard.
Delivery Format: Fully online course in Blackboard
GECs: 1
Upcoming Dates/Registration: Visit the Academy GEC page for upcoming dates and registration information.

Teaching Online Successfully – Facilitate

This course fulfills the credentialing requirement for new online/blended instructors at Harper, faculty must complete this course or Teaching Online Successfully – Create

Description: This course prepares and supports faculty who are teaching an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course facilitation. Faculty will learn about critical components of effective course management and communication, develop a faculty schedule to aid in the management of their course, and enhance their course and syllabus using tools to encourage faculty-student and student-student interaction.
Delivery Format: Fully online course in Blackboard
GECs: 1
Upcoming Dates/Registration: Visit the Academy GEC page for upcoming dates and registration information.

Teaching Online Successfully – Enhance

Description: This course provides faculty with tools and techniques to enhance their online course in ways that encourage student engagement. Faculty will explore basic screencasting/lecture capture tools and best practices, incorporate web-based tools into their course, use Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor for online exam proctoring, facilitate group work inside of Blackboard, and make online materials accessible for students and compliant with copyright guidelines.
GECs: 1
Upcoming Dates/Registration: Visit the Academy GEC page for upcoming dates and registration information.

OSCQR Review Courses

Enhancing Distance Course Design using the OSCQR Rubric – Face-to-Face Course

Description: This face-to-face training provides faculty members an opportunity to learn about and implement the OSCQR process and rubric, leading to improvement in design and accessibility of distance courses. Faculty will recognize the origins of the OSCQR rubric and process, and be able to thoroughly review a course utilizing the rubric. After completing the training, participants will be eligible to serve as peer course design reviewers at Harper College.

CEUs: NA

Upcoming Dates/Registration: Visit the Academy Instructional Workshops page for upcoming dates and registration information.

Enhancing Distance Course Design using the OSCQR Rubric – Online Course

Description: This online training provides faculty members an opportunity to learn about and implement the OSCQR process and rubric, leading to improvement in design and accessibility of distance courses. Faculty will recognize the origins of the OSCQR rubric and process, and be able to thoroughly review a course utilizing the rubric. After completing the training, participants will be eligible to serve as peer course design reviewers at Harper College.
CEUs: NA
Upcoming Dates/Registration: Visit the Academy Instructional Workshops page for upcoming dates and registration information.