More than 150 faculty have been involved in Seattle University’s Course Design Program since it began in the fall of 2013. The program was developed to support faculty as they explore online teaching in ways that reflect the university’s Jesuit approach to education. Early faculty cohorts had to grapple with how to translate high-touch, deeply experiential learning into online formats. The hard work of these faculty has paid off as we now have a number of thoughtfully designed courses that serve as a road map going forward. (See the Gallery of Courses for examples.)
Are you interested in getting involved? The Course Design Program is set up as a community of practice where faculty meet for an hour each week throughout the quarter to re-think their courses for online and hybrid formats. During the program faculty begin to build courses while sharing ideas and giving each other feedback. Faculty in the program also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructional designer on the specifics of their course and to prepare them for course review.
For those who have completed Course Design. You have designed a great course with a logical flow of engaging activities and thoughtful assignments. You started putting it into Canvas before the end of Course Design but now—a few weeks or a couple of years later—you’re staring at the placeholders for the content that needs to go in and feeling overwhelmed. You wish you could go back to Course Design and review some of those tools and how-tos.
In Course Design II, we’ve created a 10-week series to help you explore and get up to speed with the tools you need for creating tutorials and lecturettes. We’ll go back over lighting and microphones; captioning and embedding; storyboarding, page design and image editing. And we’ll do it all within the same community of practice setting you remember from Course Design.
Course Design II starts April 3, 2018 and runs every Tuesday of Spring quarter from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at CDLI, PAVL 050. Sign-up to reserve your spot! Please contact Mafil Fabroquez at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.