Online Teaching Requirements
As we transitioned to the Alternative Delivery Model, prerequisites for teaching online classes were temporarily relaxed because of the extraordinary circumstances we faced as a community. Moving forward, in order to maintain CLC’s emphasis on offering high quality online courses it is crucial that we refocus our efforts accordingly. Below you will find the online teaching requirements for the 2020-21 academic year.
For Spring 2021 and beyond, faculty teaching "Online-Anytime":
For Spring 2021 Online-Anytime courses, we will resume our previously established CLC requirements for teaching online. These include:
- Knowledge of LMS Platform (Canvas): Visit the Getting Started: Basics of Teaching with Canvas videos HERE
- Getting Started, Organization with Modules, Content in Canvas
- Announcements, Home Page and Syllabus, Assignments and Rubrics
- Customizing the Course, Using Zoom, Discussions, Calendar, Commons, Mobile Apps
- Quizzing in Canvas, Gradebook, SpeedGrader
- Growing with Canvas (Teacher Training)--available in Dashboard)
- Overview of Online Pedagogy
- For this, you can visit the Best Practices for Teaching Online course (4-6 hour time commitment on your own time) or watch a series of six recorded ACUE webinars (including resources) on Effective Online Instruction. You will need to register for either of these at http://tletc.clcillinois.edu
- Best Practices for Online Teaching course: https://www.mountainviewcollege.edu/emp/development/mvc/pages/best-practices.aspx
- Participants receive a certificate of completion that you should forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
- ACUE Effective Online Instruction videos (must complete all 6): https://acue.org/webinars/effective-online-instruction/
- Participants should fill out a TLETC reflection form (found at http://tletc.clcillinois.edu) upon completion
- Overview of Online Instruction (8-week online ION course)
- This is an 8-week fully online course that provides the experience of being an online student while learning the fundamentals of online course design and instruction.
- NEXT CLASS: March 2021 (*note: for those teaching BLENDED, there is a recommended Blended Learning and Instruction course offered at the same time)
- Registration link: https://colrs.uis.edu/portal/catalog?tab=schedule
- Please contact Patty McAnally (email@example.com) prior to registration, as TLETC will cover the fee associated with this course.
Additionally, TLETC has a form to help deans/department chairs be aware of any training that has been taken (both CLC required online training and other training opportunities related to online instruction). Please be sure to fill this out!
Canvas Resource Page
Additionally, given the college’s focus on student success and CLC’s previous and current efforts in this area, we will be exploring the development of a model to ensure high quality online instruction, based on best practice and similar to those seen at our institutional peers. We look forward to keeping you updated on these efforts.
Updated February 4, 2021