Summer 2020 Course Design

Summer 2020 Course Design

The Summer 2020 Course Design program is a badged sequence of nine modules and workshops designed to support faculty in building their fall courses in various modalities—including fully online, blended, and flipped.

Sign up for Summer 2020 Course Design

Some of the skills and practices faculty will learn in the program include:

  • Blending asynchronous and synchronous delivery
  • Sharpening their Canvas skills
  • “Flipping” their courses for blended delivery
  • Developing authentic leaning activities and assessments for a virtual environment
  • Creating well-structured and easily navigable courses
  • Implementing and personalizing a pre-made Canvas Course template
  • Organizing and building a Canvas module
  • Creating videos, video discussions, and video quizzes
  • Creating a dynamic and engaged learning community in a virtual space

Faculty Stipends

While all Seattle University faculty are welcome to sign up for the program, make use of the resources in the modules, and attend workshops after completing that module’s preliminary work, faculty who sign up for and complete the five required modules and workshops will be awarded a $1000 stipend.

How this Works

  1. Faculty Sign Up for and Enroll in the Summer 2020 Course Design Program
    Faculty can sign up for the Summer 2020 Course Design program here. After signing up, faculty will be enrolled in the Summer 2020 Course Design program in Canvas within 24 hours. This will give faculty access to the five required and four optional program modules.
  2. Faculty Work Through Module Material and Complete Module Activity
    For each module, faculty will work through the module’s content asynchronously and complete some preliminary work. As individual schedules can be quite complicated in summer, faculty can complete these modules at their leisure, though we recommend doing them in order and (especially for those who will want the stipend) sooner rather than later. The time required to complete these modules will vary depending upon the faculty member’s familiarity with virtual learning and virtual learning tools.
  3. Faculty Sign Up for and Attend Module’s Workshop
    Once faculty have completed their module’s activity, they should sign up for that module’s workshop. Workshops are 90 minutes long and scheduled to run throughout the summer (see schedule here). During each workshop, you will discuss the topics covered in the module and review your course work with other faculty and CDLI staff. Afterwards, faculty can submit their revised work and receive a badge certifying completion of that module.
  4. Faculty Receive Badges Certifying Module Completion
    Faculty will receive a badge for each module they complete. Completing all five required badges (see below) qualifies faculty for the $1000 stipend.

Summer 2020 Course Design Modules

Required for Stipend

1: Flip & Flow (required) In this module you will be introduced to a "blended" approach to instruction and many ideas for activities that can be done either virtually or face-to-face before, during, and after class meetings. By the end of this module, you will be able to create an outline that maps how your course might flow between synchronous and asynchronous activities in a way that suits your course content and its requirements.

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2: Deeper Learning (required) Teaching at Seattle University is grounded in cura personalis and the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, which means students are asked to grasp the ideas, concepts and transferable skills of the course deeply.  In this module you will consider what you want your students to take from your course, what you're afraid of losing in an online modality, and what affordances the online space provides that are consonant with your vision.
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3: Framework (required) In this module you will build out your course framework in Canvas. This is an essential step in the course design process; while it requires thought and planning, once you have done it you will find that having an overall blueprint for your course makes it much easier to assemble its discrete elements into a coherent whole.  CDLI also provides Canvas templates you can import to provide a foundation for your course framework. 

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4: First Module (required) Not everyone wants or needs to record their lectures. However, if you think you might this module will introduce you to video basics in Canvas. You’ll learn how to record and share videos in Canvas, create video quizzes, learn best practices for recording over your slides. and even get ideas for how students can make and share their own presentations online.

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5: Create Community (required) In this module we will investigate how to create community and foster student engagement at a distance. Upon completion of this module you will be familiar with ideas, strategies, and practices that encourage an engaged and dynamic learning community in your courses. You will also have created a Student Engagement Plan for your course. 

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Canvas Basics (optional) While CDLI offers Canvas Basics Workshops throughout the year, this module offers a quick tour that covers the main features you will use on a regular basis when teaching with Canvas. We have divided the tour into four sections: Modules, Navigation, Communication, and Grading.

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Zoom (optional) This module begins with the basics of using the integrated Zoom tool within Canvas to host and record your classes and office hours. It also covers how to create meeting signups, Zoom polls, group work via breakout rooms, synchronous whiteboard activities, and optimizing PowerPoint for presenting in Zoom.

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Video (optional): Not everyone wants or needs to record their lectures. However, if you think you might this module will introduce you to video basics in Canvas. You’ll learn how to record and share videos in Canvas, create video quizzes, learn best practices for recording over your slides. and even get ideas for how students can make and share their own presentations online.

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Course Check (optional) It is always a good idea to have a final course check before your course goes live. In this module, you will conduct an initial check using CDLI guidelines. During the workshop you will walk through your course with a colleague who will offer ideas for further improvement.

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Contact cdli@seattleu.edu with any questions.