Developing Effective Online Learning Spaces: Online Seminars

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Making a Good Online Course Even Better – Spring 2019

Dates: February 11 to March 15, 2019. The Canvas site opens February 4, 2019.

WebEx discussions: Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. on 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, and 3/6.

Audience: System-wide University of Minnesota faculty and staff.

Format: Blended using Canvas and WebEx for 4 synchronous discussion forums.

Successful completion: Participants who are active in all online discussion forums, who regularly participate in WebEx sessions, and who share a presentation will be awarded $200 in professional development funds.

You’ve taught an online or hybrid course in the past and have experience creating activities and interacting with students in those environments. Now what? If you’re interested in building your online teaching skills with a supportive group of colleagues, this seminar is for you.

The modules in this online seminar will address:

  • creating community, engagement, and instructor presence in your course,
  • using video and multimedia effectively,
  • creating learning-centered online syllabi, and
  • strategies for gathering and providing feedback in the online environment.

You’ll engage in this four-module seminar via Canvas to gain a sense of the student experience. In addition to exploring the topics mentioned above, you’ll have an opportunity to develop and present a new or revised teaching strategy that you’d like to pilot in a future version of your course.


Contact Bill Rozaitis or Mary Jetter