This program is a modified course design or revision process which is modeled from CITL's full course design process. The Shorts also pull practices from CITL's Online Course Design Institutes. Course Design Shorts last six weeks. During the process, the author will work individually with a CITL team member and will be able to connect and share with other course designers.
Participants who successfully complete all required components with CITL staff will be eligible for $200 in CITL professional development funds. These funds can be used to purchase professional development items such as books, conference admission, travel costs for conferences, and other professional development costs. Once participants complete all requirements, CITL will work with individuals to provide the professional development funds.
||6 weeks following Spring Break
||3rd week in June through July
||3rd week of October through November
1. Participants will design the overall framework of their course using Backward Design principles, including:
- Writing CLOs that are measurable, written from a student perspective, and aligned with course/program goals
- Determining summative assessments that align with CLOs
- Unpacking CLOs to identify learning steps that learners must achieve to be proficient at the CLO
- Identifying content sources
- Identifying formative assessments/learning activities
- Aligning all the above for each CLO
2. Participants will identify how they will plan for the following:
- Developing a positive course climate
- Creating a positive, supportive instructor presence
- Ensuring student engagement with the content, other students, and the instructor
- Promote active learning
3. Participants will identify technologies they will use to help students achieve the CLOs.
4. Participants will design and build at least one Unit/Module/Section of their course including:
- Creating a Sandbox Course in Canvas and importing the UWSP Online Course Template
- Customizing the Start Here and Student Resources Modules (if necessary or desired)
- Designing the entire First Unit including specific content, assessments, learning activities, and associated rubrics, resources, and materials