Register now for Teaching Online Successfully for Spring 2019! There are three course options to choose from based on your needs–whether you’re developing an online or blended course (Create), teaching an online or blended course (Facilitate), or if you’re looking for tools and techniques to enhance your online course to encourage student engagement (Enhance).
Please Note: Faculty who wish to teach their first online/blended course at Harper must satisfy the professional development requirement. Taking one of these courses in the spring semester is a great opportunity to meet that requirement if you plan to teach your first online/blended course in Summer 2019.
Teaching Online Successfully: Create
This two-week, online 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 creation. 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 quality, modify an existing course syllabus for use in an online or blended format, and build one complete course module and orientation module inside a provided model course shell in Blackboard.
Teaching Online Successfully: Facilitate
This two-week, online 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.
Teaching Online Successfully: Enhance
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.