Taking It Online: Adapting, Updating, or Transitioning Your Online Course (Summer 2024)

Taking It Online: Adapting, Updating, or Transitioning Your Online Course (Summer 2024)

This course can count toward the Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching for eLearning.

Looking to get some hands-on time as you take the next step with your online or remote teaching? Join us for a fully online crash course in the practical pedagogy of eLearning as we use a range of learning activities to introduce core principles and best practices for online learning. Participants will learn by doing as they apply course learning to their own course(s) – whether you are updating or revamping an existing online course, moving a face-to-face course online for the first time, or experimenting with blended or hy-flex learning, this course will support you in developing a robust and pedagogically informed learning environment in eClass and beyond. This course is actively facilitated by a Teaching Commons instructor, and participants will be able to ask questions and access further support and resources by email, in online office hours, or through the course eClass at any point.

By the end of this course, participants will have:
• Made significant and meaningful changes to an existing course for enhanced online learning
• Explored a range of online learning activities from the student and instructor perspectives
• Applied pedagogical best practices to the design of online learning
• Practiced building online learning environments using eClass

Note: Throughout this course, participants can work individually or with their teaching team (i.e. with co-instructors, TAs, library support, or others) to make desired changes to an existing course (ideally one of their own upcoming courses). If you are working with a teaching team, please indicate this when registering. Note that all members of the teaching team must register separately for this course.

This course is open to all course directors at York and no previous experience with online teaching is required. Participants can expect to spend a total of approximately 4-8 hours engaging with course content and activities. The course is designed asynchronously, meaning that while there are weekly deadlines, participants can complete each week’s tasks at any time that is convenient to them.

Course Dates: May 6-31, 2024
Optional synchronous sessions take place on Wednesdays, 11 am-12 pm.

Note that registration for this course closes on May 2nd, 11:59 pm.