Course Design

Copyright and Plagiarism: The Bare Minimum Instructors Need to Know

Posted by Jennifer Bell on November 2, 2016

  • In this video, Galen talks about copyright and how to use copyrighted materials in a class.

The availability of so much information on the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because you have a wide variety of resources you could […]

Writing Discussion Forum Questions

Posted by Danny McDonald on October 12, 2016

Creating an engaging discussion question is not as difficult as it may seem. As the instructor of your course, you are the subject matter expert because of your educational […]

Course Mapping

Posted by Adam Shaw and Galen Davis on August 1, 2016

In this video, Galen provides a broad overview of what a course map is and what its main components are.

Looking to develop a course map of your own? Download […]

The Course Design Triangle

Posted by Adam Shaw, Marie Norman and Galen Davis on August 1, 2016

Course design is especially critical for online courses because you must produce most of your course materials, including lectures, in advance, and consequently they’re harder to adjust on the […]

Principles of Multimedia Learning

Posted by Marie Norman on July 19, 2016

One of the many benefits of online learning is that you can easily integrate a wide variety of multimedia tools to present material to students in exciting and engaging […]

Transitioning to an Online Class

Posted by Marie Norman on July 19, 2016

Transitioning from teaching a face-to-face class to teaching an online course requires rethinking and reconfiguring materials. Lectures, activities, and assessments that worked for your face-to-face class will need to […]

Course Context

Posted by Marie Norman on July 19, 2016

When you design a face-to-face course, you probably start by asking questions. Who are my students likely to be? How large is the class? How many credits does the […]

Beyond PowerPoint Lectures: Finding and Creating Effective and Engaging Learning Resources

Posted by Tyler Hart on July 19, 2016

Learning resources are an important element in any online course. They summarize key concepts, provide clarification for new or difficult topics, and give instructors another way to communicate information […]

Creative Methods of Assessment in Online Learning

Posted by Marie Norman on July 15, 2016

Typically when students and instructors hear the word assessment, they think of a long, arduous exam (or a long, repetitive night of grading!). However, an assessment can be any […]

Writing Quiz Questions

Posted by Marie Norman on July 15, 2016

Quizzes are incredibly useful tools in any online course. They provide students with immediate feedback on their learning, build metacognitive skills, enhance motivation, and create a sense of accountability. […]