Summer Course Design Working Retreat

Are you designing a new course or revising one you have taught before? Have you ever felt as though you have great expertise in your discipline but lack the educational design background to make your course really effective? If you have ever considered the above questions, you may find the following retreat on course design […]

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Introduction to Podcasting in Education

The following presentation is from the Podcast/Vodcast Workshop presented by John McKenzie. Want to learn more about Podcasting or learn to use Zoom? Contact us at canvas@unthsc.edu . Click to download the full presentation.

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Design Thinking for Learning Design

Design Thinking for Learning Design What’s the difference between a learning experience that’s effective versus one that gets forgotten? We introduce a technique for prototyping technology-enhanced learning using a framework of design-oriented pedagogy that leads to learning that sticks with the learner. This process encourages co-design, participatory learning and technology redefinition to create a rich […]

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CanvasCon2017: Designing Your Course for Student Success

Designing Your Course for Student Success Below are resources used for the Designing Your Course for Student Success session at CanvasCon17 @ SMU. Presentation Resources PowerPoint Presentation Canvascon17 Resources Infographics Usability Learner Centered Home Pages Course Organization Information Rich Assessments

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Enhance Your Teaching with Canvas

You can use Canvas to enhance your teaching in several ways: Provide opportunities for interaction between students, content, and the instructor. Deliver content from multiple sources in multiple modalities. Enable students to become more active learners outside of the classroom Gather student work via online submissions in assignments, deliver course content such as PDFs, documentation, and presentations […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 6 – Course Technology

Quality Matters Standard 6 6.1    The tools used in the course support the learning objectives and competencies. 6.2    Course tools promote learner engagement and active learning. 6.3    Technologies required in the course are readily obtainable. 6.4    The course technologies are current. 6.5    Links are provided to privacy policies for all external tools required in the […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 4 – Instructional Materials

Quality Matters Standard 4 4.1 The instructional materials contribute to the achievement of the stated course and module/unit learning objectives or competencies. 4.2 Both the purpose of instructional materials and how the materials are to be used for learning activities are clearly explained. All instructional materials used in the course are appropriately cited. 4.3 The […]

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Checklist for meeting Quality Matters- Standard 3 – Assessment & Measurement

Quality Matters Standard 3 3.1    The assessments measure the stated learning objectives or competencies. 3.2    The course grading policy is stated clearly. 3.3    Specific and descriptive criteria are provided for the evaluation of learners’ work and are tied to the course grading policy. 3.4    The assessment instruments selected are sequenced, varied, and suited to the […]

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Designing Your Online Course Session

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) presented a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online learning. Participants were exposed to a course improvement plan based on the Quality Matters […]

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Designing Your Online Course

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) , in partnership with Bryan Hauf, Instructional Technologist from the Center for Innovative Learning, presents a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online […]

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Course Design Overview

When designing a course, an instructor needs to ask four major questions: Where are we going? (What are the goals of the instruction?) How will we get there? (What is the instructional strategy and the instructional medium?) How will we know when we have arrived? (What should our tests look like? How will we evaluate […]

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Checklist for meeting Quality Matters Standard 2 – Learning objectives/outcomes

Quality Matters Standard 2 2.1 The course learning objectives, or course/program competencies, describe outcomes that are measurable. 2.2 The module/unit learning objectives or competencies describe outcomes that are measurable and consistent with the course-level objectives or competencies. 2.3 All learning objectives or competencies are stated clearly and written from the learner’s perspective. 2.4 The relationship […]

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Accessibility and Usability in Online Courses

Kristina Clark from Student Affairs and the Center for Innovative Learning will showcase Web Accessibility and Usability guidelines for online and blended course design. What is accessibility and usability? Why are these concepts important? Participants will explore how to develop online learning materials to meet today’s standards for Web accessibility. Additionally, the concept of usability […]

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Quality of Course Design at UNTHSC

UNTHSC has a growing initiative to address the shared concern and need for course quality. This initiative, led by the Center for Innovative Learning, is based upon the Quality Matters™ (QM) rubric and review process. The approach assures quality through training and guidance on how to develop and continuously improve courses to enhance student learning. […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 1 – Course overview & Introduction

Quality Matters Standard 1 1.1 Instructions make clear how to get started and where to find various course components. 1.2 Learners are introduced to the purpose and structure of the course. 1.3 Etiquette expectations (sometimes called “netiquette”) for online discussions, email, and other forms of communication are clearly stated. 1.4 Course and/or institutional policies with […]

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Instructional Designer? How can they help you?

An Instructional Designer can assist faculty in completing complete the entire process of course design and development from the Analysis through to the Evaluation or they can be asked to do just one or two parts of the process. This is the same no matter the format of the course – online, hybrid or face-to-face. […]