Registration: Teaching Online Short Course


21-Jun-2022 | 9:00 AM-9:30 AM




Lexi Schlosser


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The Teaching Online Short Course contains readings, assignments, and multimedia to help participants learn how to design and facilitate online courses effectively. The course takes place asynchronously on Canvas, DU’s primary learning management system (LMS), so that participants can experience the structure of an online course as a student. All classes, even if there is a face-to-face component, will require a robust online presence, and the resources and tools in this course will help with the creation of those components. The course will run from Tuesday, June 21st until Tuesday, July 12th. 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to...

  • Utilize academic technology such as Canvas to organize and enhance your online course
  • Create objectives that are clear and measurable
  • Design meaningful online assessments and activities
  • Identify methods for engaging and motivating online learners
  • Demonstrate best practices for facilitating an online course synchronously and asynchronously
  • Apply experience as an online learner to the facilitation of your own course

Participant Expectations for Completing the Course

You should plan to dedicate about 5 - 7 hours per module (one module per week) to this online course. The amount of time necessary varies based on individual learning needs and comfort level with technology. You can go through the modules at your own pace throughout each week. Be sure to submit your assignments by the appropriate deadlines in order to receive timely feedback from your colleagues and the facilitator. You will find more information about each week’s assignments in the module overview within the Canvas course. Particpants that turn in the final assignment will receive a course review facilitated by an Instructional Designer. Upon completion of the course review, particpants will receive a stipend. 

Online Education Faculty Development

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