Course Design Institute (CDI) is a 4 week asynchronous training conducted in entirely in Moodle. The training is geared for course developers who are:
Participants will experience what it's like to be an online student while focusing on creating a learner-centered online course map. The learning objectives for this course include:
|April 15||Instructors teaching S6, S7, summer or fall semester starts|
|June 10||Instructors teaching S1, S2, S3 or fall semester starts|
|September||Instructors teaching S4, S5, S6, or spring semester starts|
The CTL has conducted online course reviews for newly created or previously taught online courses. Online course reviews examine best practices in online facilitation including:
Measurable learning objectives
Assessments aligning with learning objectives
Instructional materials aligning with learning objectives
Introductory activities to create community
Course shell organization
Individual consultations made by arranged via this.
The university's learning management system is Moodle. Moodle technical support may be directed to Moodle Help Desk or call 1-855-585-9911 ext. 2398 or ext. 2398 on campus and select choice 1.
The CTL offers individual or group consultations via the following training request form:
Onboarding- One-on-one training in-person or via virtual conferencing covering core Moodle functions for discussion forums, assessments, class announcements, gradebook, and course backup.
Orientation- Just in time group training which covers core Moodle functions for discussion forums, assessments, class announcements, and gradebook.
Quick Start- Basic university-wide course shell navigation embedded into course shell.
Advanced Tools- One-on-one training in-person or via virtual conferencing covering advanced Moodle functions such as database, glossaries, lessons, polls, advanced grading tools among others.
In consultation with the Office of Accessibility Services, there are four main areas to make a course more accessible. These guidelines are based upon Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These areas include:
Audio- Voice narration and transcript for all visual presentations.
Videos- Captioning and/or transcripts for all videos.
Documents- Materials, handouts, syllabi etc. should be provided in accessible formatted versions (i.e., MS Word) versus scanned document (e.g., PDF).
Images- Photos, graphs, or tables should be tagged and given a description.
The CTL provides one-on-one or group training for any of the above referenced materials via the following request form.