Online course development boot camps offered in different formats
You have your choice of three types of online course development boot campus:
- Two-week virtual boot camp
- Hybrid boot camp
- Self-paced boot camp
All boot camps will include:
- Best practices related to online courses and teaching.
- Technology tools that are used in online teaching (lecture capture, test proctoring tools, and others).
- How to translate learning activities to the online classroom and create opportunities for student collaboration and engagement.
- Legal and ethical issues associated with online teaching such as copyright, accessibility, and academic integrity.
The online boot camp is an immersive-style experience providing you hands-on training and a structured process for developing an online course.
Two-week virtual boot camp
The online course development boot camp is now offered virtually! You will have the opportunity to participate in the boot camp through an online experience much like students do when taking an online class.
Upcoming boot camps
- August 24–September 4
Throughout the two-week timeframe, you will participate both synchronous and asynchronously to create an online courser. You will receive feedback and support from an instructional designer throughout the entire process.
For more information contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or visit the FCTL website. Please register through My Learning Connection by searching for “two week virtual online boot camp”.
Hybrid boot camp
The online course development boot camp is planned as a hybrid face-to-face/blended session for August. This is subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Should it become necessary, this session will be moved online.
Boot camp date:
- August 3–7, 2020
Self-paced boot camp
Beginning June 1, 2020, the resources from the FCTL’s virtual online boot camps will be available as a self-paced course development boot camp. This self-paced version will cover many of the same things as the virtual and on-campus boot camps, but you will be participating at your own schedule and can contact the FCTL Instructional Designers at any time during this process. Their contact information is listed in the meet your instructional designers area of the modules.
What’s included in the self-paced course development boot camp
- Best practices related to online courses and teaching
- Different assessment options available in Blackboard
- How to remove potential barriers for students with disabilities.
- Strategies to foster community and engagement in the online classroom
- Strategies to prevent student cheating
- Copyright and fair use in distance education
How to find the self-paced boot camp (access begins June 1, 2020)
- Log into Blackboard and select the Community Tab at the top of the page.
- select Academic Community from the My Organizations module.
- Once in the site, on the main menu, locate “self-paced course development boot camp” to access the boot camp materials.
Upon completion of each of the activities within the module you will be able to print a certificate of completion.
Free resources for creating blended and online instruction
Check out these resources:
- EdSurge Digital Learning Network Higher Ed Home page
- Faculty Focus Home page
- IDEA Research and Resources Home page
- The K. Patricia Cross Academy Techniques Video Library
- OER Commons Home page
- Stanford – Tomorrow’s Professor Postings
- American Journal of Distance Education
- College Teaching
What is the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning?
The FCTL supports teaching excellence for faculty at all levels. Check out the many support services offered by the FCTL to see how you can benefit.
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