This Wiki is a collective effort of Stonehill colleagues. The following questions and resources are meant to help faculty design courses that are maximally flexible.
So how can you use this wiki? The questions themselves can provide fodder for your own planning. For example, as you are preparing your eLearn shell, you might ask yourself the questions in the Course Design and eLearn Technology section. Look for questions that indicate planning steps you might have missed in your preparation. Also, you can click on the toggle switches to view content that our facilitators have posted related to the questions. Please note that this wiki is a living document, so content will be added across the summer as we move into the fall semester. Check back frequently to view the most recent additions!
If you have additions or would like to be able to edit the Wiki, just email a member of your Preparation for Teaching and Learning in Uncertain Times team.
Scott, Margy, Heiko, & Jenn
📌 Syllabus Design
- Does your syllabus include all the required components listed in the faculty handbook?
- What expectations for your course will you include on your syllabus that are reflective of various forms of attendance (e.g., how and when the class will meet, such as Zoom and/or discussion boards, log-in requirements, how many hours students are expected to spend on the course per week)?
- What information will you include in your syllabus to help students navigate the online component of your course (e.g., a section on netiquette, schedule of modules, links to technical support resources)?
- How will you specify collaboration requirements in your syllabus (e.g., asynchronous or synchronous, any synchronous meeting times described, etc.)?
📌 Course Design and eLearn/technology:
- Here is a checklist of elements that could be part of a "fully built out eLearn shell.
- How will you sequence the content in a consistent format (e.g., by topic, by date) on elearn?
- How will your course modules incorporate elements designed to enhance student learning (e.g., module-specific learning objectives, varied methods of instructional delivery, working links)?
- How will your course modules incorporate elements designed to accommodate varied student populations (e.g., varied methods of instructional delivery, accessible fonts, transcription/closed captioning, alternate text for graphics)?
- How will you make sure your course materials are copyright compliant and are organized and easily accessed?
- How will you ensure that all courses materials are accessible?
- How will you ensure that all students have access to technology resources?
- How will you ensure that students studying remotely have access to special workspaces, like labs, studios, theaters, etc.?
- How will you align your learning goals with technology?
- What additional technologies can you use for specific tasks (e.g., annotate texts together, share documents, creating podcasts, surveys/polls)?