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Preparing for Fall 2021

In order to support faculty who wish to teach fully online courses for Fall 2021, the LSU Online & Continuing Education Design & Development (D&D) team has created a professional development plan. This plan includes two options (Option 1 and Option 3) depending on faculty members' prior experience with online course development. Option 2 has been canceled due to low registration. Additionally, your College In-Residence Support is always available for assistance, so do schedule your consults as needed! 

The goals of participating are to:

  • Develop a quality online course(s) per best practices 
  • Apply engagement and facilitation best practices to provide a quality student learning experience in your online course

 

Option 1

  1. Complete the Fall 2021 Workshop Series (or watch previously recorded sessions).
  2. Complete the Moodle Template Request Form and develop the course using the Moodle template.
  3. Meet standards outlined in the Course Design Checklist.

 

Option 2 *This option has been canceled due to QM minimum registration requirements*

  1. Complete the day-long APPQMR Virtual Workshop (4/22/2021)
  2. Complete the Moodle Template Request Form and develop the course using the Moodle template.
  3. Meet standards outlined in the Course Design Checklist.
  4. Attend or view the recording of the Facilitating an Online Course Workshop (5/13/2021).

 

Option 3

  1. Complete the 16-week Special Focus Program (next offering April 26th-August 13th; registration closes 4/19/21).
    • This option is recommended for those planning to offer their course in an online format on an ongoing basis. This program includes the use of the Moodle template and reviewers from the D&D team provide feedback to ensure course standards are met. Those who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  2. Attend or view the recording of the Facilitating an Online Course Workshop (5/13/2021).


NOTE: Faculty who have previously participated in professional development offerings or who hold professional certifications related to online course design need not attend training but should develop their course using the Moodle template and meet the standards outlined in the Course Design Checklist. The following list provides some examples that meet these criteria.

  • LSU Online One-to-One Course Design and Development process 
  • LSU Online Special Focus Program 
  • LSU Online Preparing to Go Online Workshop Series (Summer or Fall 2020)  
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Virtual Workshop or other Quality Matters certification 
  • Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Online Teaching Certificate or equivalent (at the discretion of the college dean) 

If faculty developed an LSU Online course and plan to use the same course for campus online, then they are not required to attend training, but should ensure their course uses the most recent Moodle template and meets the standards outlined in the Course Design Checklist

 


 

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