LSU Online & Continuing Education provides professional development opportunities in a variety of formats for faculty who are interested in designing and teaching online or blended courses. Follow the suggested steps below to have a quality course available for your students and a smooth start to Fall 2021!
View Workshop Recordings to Prepare for Fall
- Design to Align: Achieving Course Alignment and Improving Student Outcomes (Length: 1:05:36)
In this workshop, we discuss the basic principles of course design along with strategies to ensure the alignment of course materials.
- Design Your Blended Course (Length: 1:19:02)
In this workshop, we discuss the basic principles of designing a blended course, including strategies for selecting appropriate activities suited to each modality and integrating them in creating a cohesive learning experience.
- Build Your Course (Length: 2:13:23)
Throughout this workshop, participants work on editing and adding content to their Moodle template course.
- Facilitating an Online Course: Effective Instructional Practices (Length: 1:14:07)
This workshop examines strategies faculty can use to actively engage learners and create instructor presence in building a meaningful learning environment.
Use Just-in-time Resources for Developing Your Course
- Request the Campus Moodle template for your course(s): Campus Moodle Template Request Form. Depending on the volume of requests, it may take approximately 2-3 business days to fulfill your request.
- Enroll yourself in the Faculty Resources for Learning Design & Teaching course in Moodle. Those teaching in a blended format, please check out Module 1 and specifically Module 1 Resources: Considerations for Blended Course Design.
- Use the Blended Course Alignment & Integration Map template to plan course activities and assessments.
- Complete your course syllabus using the syllabus template provided.
- Use the Course Design Checklist to confirm your course includes all essential components. Aim to have course development completed and your course made available to students one week prior to the start of the term.
- Review the Preparing and Facilitating Your Online Course checklist.
Note: If faculty developed an LSU Online course and plan to use the same course for campus online, they should ensure their course uses the most recent Moodle template and meets the standards outlined in the Course Design Checklist.
Ask for Help When You Need it!
- In-Residence Support: College-dedicated design and technology support one day per week
- Faculty Technology Center (FTC) (email@example.com; 578-3375, option 2). FTC staff will have extended weekend support via the Moodle Help button
- Beginning August 16th and leading up to the term start, the Design and Development team will be offering Live Faculty Support via Zoom for just-in-time assistance.
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