Deliver/Improve Your Distance Education Course
Launching your course (delivery)
Are you ready for prime-time? Can’t figure out when (or where, or whether) to use a forum? Not sure why your assignments look so strange? Can’t figure out exactly how to use screencasting? What did happen to your grade book?! There are several things to consider before you make your course available to students. Our ID team and the ATC can help you make sure you are ready. Contact the email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Course Refresh (improvement)
Now that you've taught your course and know what works and what doesn't, it's time to reflect and improve it. In this process, you'll review your course with OSCQR and identify the top two areas needing improvement. OSCQR topic areas include; overview and information, technology and tools, design and layout, content and activities, interaction, and assessment and feedback. Accessibility work can also be considered an area for improvement. An ID and the ATC will be standing by to help you achieve your improvement goals. This work is a paid opportunity (up to 40 hours at the CD rate).
Please contact email@example.com for more information on how to get started!
The following document outlines the Course Refresh process:
Check back in the fall:
No summer applications are being accepted. Course development project/funding will be available again next fall. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teaching Pairs: Improving Your Distance Education Course (improvement)
Team up with colleagues to improve your distance education course through a structured, evaluative process of course review and reflection. We will set up a framework for peer review of our distance education courses using OSCQR standards and the Teaching Pairs model. There are three required Zoom meetings and online time spent reviewing one another's courses. The project time commitment is approximately 10-12 hours total. A $400.00 stipend is awarded at the completion of the project. This project is a joint effort between Academic Technology, Faculty Professional Development, and LCC faculty. Registration is required. Limited to 16 participants.
The next cohort of Teaching Pairs runs July 18 - August 11. This session is offered in a hybrid-Zoom/asynchronus modality. Facilitator: Mel Stark. Register for Teaching Pairs Summer Cohort
Let's chat about launching or improving your course!
Interested in talking more about launching your course? Whether it's a brief get-together just to answer questions, a full session on a particular topic or you want to review and refine your course, we're here to help. Schedule a 'Before I turn my course on' consultation–one of our team will be happy to meet with you.
Deeper Dive–Course Delivery and Improvement Resources
The ATC and your ID team are available to look through distance education courses for potential accessibility trouble spots. The Center for Accessible Resources will assist you when a student presents an accommodation request. Want an informal check? Run ALLY, our new Moodle plug-in used for running accessible document checks. Check your documents against the Accessibility Checklist. Ask your ID for help by emailing email@example.com.
Are you ready for an in-depth walk-through with an Instructional Designer? We know by now you've been working with OSCQR, the research-based, customized course quality rubric designed originally at the State University of New York System. This course rubric provides measures with current online/distance ed best practices to create a class that emphasizes regular student engagement and meaningful assessment. Our ID team can help you assess your course with the OSCQR rubric and the following checklist.
View the checklist: ID Services Course Quality Check [Review]