Online

We are currently at capactity for this Institute. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Virginia.Pitts@du.edu.

What This Institute is About

The purpose of this two-week Hyflex Course Design Institute is to support you in designing hyflex learning experiences that result in significant learning.  While the primary focus of this institute will be on hybrid-flexible courses (that is, courses which include both face-to-face and online instruction and that allow students to choose between these different modes of participation), this institute may also be supportive to faculty members who are planning any course that includes both face-to-face and online elements, or who are planning “pivot ready”, fully face-to-face courses in the coming academic year. This institute wil run August 10-21.  

What You’ll Learn

Through participating in this institute, you will be better-prepared to:

  • Articulate (or, if necessary, revise) overall learning outcomes to be used as a “north star” in designing/adapting your hyflex courses
  • Identify (or, if necessary, revise) assessments to support your and/or your students in determining the extent to which they are achieving the desired learning outcomes in a hyflex learning environment
  • Identify learning activities that engage students in achieving the desired learning outcomes across multiple participation modes (face-to-face, online synchronous, and online asynchronous)
  • Enhance the student experience of hyflex courses through fostering community, connection, motivation, and self-direction
  • Consider the challenges and opportunities you may encounter in implementing/facilitating the hyflex approach, and the ways in which these might be addressed

What You Won’t Learn

  • Given that we are focusing on high level design in this institute, you will not learn how to build/structure your course in Canvas, nor will you learn how to use the tools/technologies (such as Zoom, Kaltura, etc.) that can support you in building/ facilitating your hyflex course. However, some knowledge of these things would be helpful as you think about your design.  Please see the OTL website (otl.du.edu) for information on resources, webinars, etc. that can support you in learning about these technologies. 
  • Given that we are focusing on hyflex learning environments (that is, those that include face-to-face and online components), we won’t be talking about some of the nuances involved in designing a fully online course. While you are certainly welcome to participate in this institute even if you are designing a fully online course, you may find our Teaching Online Short Course to be an even better fit for your needs (there's one happening this month that you can still register for; please contact Terri.Johnson@du.edu if you would like to register or learn more).

How You’ll Learn, and How Much Time It Will Take

Most of this institute will take place online, and will be delivered using the Canvas Learning Management System.  The institute is mostly asynchronous and somewhat self-paced, in that, while there are recommended completion dates for each set of learning tasks, you are welcome to spend more or less time on them as necessary.  There will also be several opportunities for you to meet with colleagues synchronously. 

Throughout this Institute, you’ll learn about hyflex course design by working on the high-level design for your own course (after the Institute is over, you can use this high-level design as a blueprint-of-sorts for the more detailed design work that goes into planning out each week/class).  For each step in the design process, you’ll be provided with tools and resources to support you, as well as opportunities to learn from and with your colleagues as you share challenges and ideas with each other. 

While most of this work will happen on your own time, you should plan to spend an average of 3 hours per day on this work, Monday through Friday, for the two weeks of this course.  You are of course welcome to spend more time than that if you would like, but the 3-hours per day should at least allow you to create a draft of your course design and participate fully in our group discussions that are such a central part of this experience.

Meeting Times

Given that one of the most essential elements of this institute is the opportunity for you to learn and connect with each other, there will be several check-in meetings throughout our time together that, in the spirit of hyflex, people can attend if they are interested/able. 

In general, these one-hour meetings will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00 am and/or 3:00 pm (with our first meeting happening at 3:00 pm the Monday this institute starts; this will be a great time for you to meet the other people who are part of this institute!).  You’ll receive additional details on what will be happening during these meetings prior to the start of the institute (so that you can decide which ones you will attend), but all participants are encouraged to go ahead and block these times out on their calendar now

Most of these meetings will be happening in Zoom, though we are also hoping to get one of the hyflex rooms on campus for a couple of these sessions so that you can see how those spaces are set up (social distancing at all!) and experience what it’s like as student (whether you attend these virtually or in person!).

We are currently at capactity for this Institute. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Virginia.Pitts@du.edu.

Pedagogy Faculty Development

Online

Join Jared Del Rosso and Karen Weller Swanson for a 3-session book conversation of Flower Darby and James Lang's Small Teaching Online.  This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains.

• Explains how you can support your online students

• Helps your students find success in this non-traditional learning environment

• Covers online and blended learning

• Addresses specific challenges that online instructors face in higher education

This book series takes place over the course of three sessions:

August 11, 12 and 13 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

 

The Zoom meeting number is in the Canvas course

Pedagogy Online Education

Online

The OTL is hosting a series of professional development workshops for folks who want to learn about assessment. Whether you are new to assessment, want a refresher about assessment, or want more in-depth knowledge about assessment, this series is for you! There are five modules:

  • July 9: Program Mission
  • July 23: Student Learning Outcomes
  • July 30: Curriculum Alignment Map
  • August 6: Data Recipes and Menus
  • August 13: Continuous Improvements 

Each module aligns with a portion of the assessment process so departments can start the 2020-21 academic year feeling fresh and fancy-free about assessment. Each session begins with a mini-lecture (10-12 minutes), followed by Q&A, and then parallel play dates where people can work on their assessment initiative with virtual support from facilitators. The session will be recorded.

To make the most of this series, we recommend that participants attend or watch each module in sequential order. We look forward to connecting!  

Assessment

Online

As we prepare for the upcoming fall term, join colleagues from across campus to discuss Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This coffeehouse session will provide time and space to learn UDL principles and strategies together.

You can join this session via Zoom: https://udenver.zoom.us/my/dutotl.

Pedagogy Inclusive Teaching Practices

Online

As we prepare for the upcoming fall term, join colleagues from across campus to discuss Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This coffeehouse session will provide time and space to learn UDL principles and strategies together.

You can join this session via Zoom: https://udenver.zoom.us/my/dutotl.

Pedagogy Inclusive Teaching Practices