Center for Teaching and Learning

Online Teaching Resources

For technical questions about Canvas, contact Kelly Kirkland. For pedagogical questions, contact Dr. Gray Kane.

LEVEL 1 REQUIRED TRAININGS
Starting Fall 2020

LEVEL 2 REQUIRED TRAININGS
Starting Spring 2021

Prior to teaching at Delta State, all faculty must satisfactorily complete one of the following:

For Spring 2021, all faculty who have completed either the Expedited Online Course Review Training or the DSU Online Pedagogy Training must satisfactorily complete one of the following:

Prior to teaching a face-to-face course, all faculty must satisfactorily complete the following:

 

Best Practices

  • Organize all content into modules, including discussions and Zoom meetings, by week or topic. Modules tell students, “Look at and do these things together in this sequence.”
  • Add dates to the modules’ names. Note that students do not know when “Week 7” is.
  • Name the content in your modules in ways that enable students to find what they’re looking for. The word “lecture” doesn’t tell students what’s in the lecture when they’re reviewing for tests or exams.
  • Upload all documents, including PowerPoints, as PDF’s in order to guarantee every student can open them without additional software.
  • Include a structured opportunity for reflection, like a brief practice quiz, every week. Under-performing students often complete learning activities as tasks. By assigning a reflection activity every week, you can help students turn tasks into learning.
  • Design weekly student-student interactions and multi-week group activities. When the learning gets tough, sometimes the camaraderie is the only reason that keeps students coming back.
  • Plan faculty-student interactions that allow you to model academic or disciplinary attitudes and behaviors. Don’t become an anonymous grader in the course.

Professional Development on the Go

Hope to listen in the kitchen or take a walk with this talk? Download one of these MP3’s!

  • How to Design Effective Discussion Prompts (4:27 minutes) –> DOWNLOAD
  • How to Strategically Facilitate Online Discussions (6:23 minutes) –> DOWNLOAD
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