Course Redesign Programs

Designing for All: A blended learning series focused on flexible and accessible course (re)design

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on April 14, 2021 - 11:42am

COVID or not, many of us are now (re)considering our course design process and striving to create the most accessible experience for ALL learners. Alongside this, the disruption of our teaching and learning practices has provided the opportunity for us to consider what may or may not work best in those practices.

Designing for All

Submitted by Jacqueline Kirkham on April 7, 2021 - 12:25pm

Designing for All: A blended learning series focused on flexible and accessible course (re)design

COVID or not, many of us are now (re)considering our course design process and striving to create the most accessible experience for ALL learners. Alongside this, the disruption of our teaching and learning practices has provided the opportunity for us to consider what may or may not work best in those practices.

Tools for Building Content and Activity Sequences in VIULearn: A Faculty Studio

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on November 5, 2020 - 3:02pm

Linking videos and files, inserting a quiz, setting up small group discussions: a “module” in VIU learn is where you put together all the components of a learning sequence in a single location so students can easily navigate each part of the course. In this session participants will get a brief tour of the possibilities for building content in VIULearn, and will have a chance to ask questions about specific tools, their functions, and their settings.

Date: Thursday, November 12, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Using Assessment Tools in VIULearn: A Faculty Studio

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on November 5, 2020 - 2:58pm

Assignments, Quizzes, Grades, Tracking Students… Are you looking to get a better handle on how the various assessment tools of VIULearn function?  In this session the CIEL facilitator will provide a brief orientation to the possibilities for using these tools, and you’ll be able to ask for examples and demonstrations as needed. Bring your questions!

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Best Practices for Structuring Your Online Course in VIULearn: A Faculty Studio

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on November 5, 2020 - 10:46am

This session is for faculty who seek a fuller orientation to the possibilities of VIU Learn, and some tips for setting up and organizing your course. Which tools can be used to do what?  The CIEL facilitator will provide a brief overview of the various options available to users of VIULearn, demonstrate as requested, then field specific questions about the various tools and how to navigate them.

Date: Monday, November 9, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Designing Effective Online Courses

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on November 5, 2020 - 8:59am

In this session we’ll look at several critical issues for transforming your course from a face-to-face format to an online format. We'll look at how "Backward Design" can be a guiding strategy for saving you time and for creating a clearer, more self-directed learning path for students in an online course.   We’ll also consider the functions of your role as "designer" of learning experiences rather than “presenter” of content.

Adapting Your Course for Online Learning

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on October 26, 2020 - 11:41am

Now that the dust is settling from our first semester of fully online teaching and learning at VIU, we’ve all learned a lot. Where do we go from here? November Reading Week will be an opportunity to leverage your experience and begin thinking about redesigning the courses that will go live online for the first time in Spring 2021. If you were unable to participate in one of the earlier Sailings of this course-design project over the past summer, we invite you to join us now for an updated version of the experience.

Adapting Your Course for Online Learning - Self Directed

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on July 15, 2020 - 2:30pm

In this asynchronous version of Adapting Your Course for Online Learning, we will focus on the design of course modules and learning sequences. The goal is to help you design an online learning experience for your students that is accessible, easy to navigate and aligns with your course goals.

The learning outcomes of this course are that you will be able to: