Recently we had a question about online syllabi and how they might differ from a syllabus that is designed for paper distribution. In early 2016, the Academic Affairs office distributed a new syllabus template that includes both required and suggested elements. You will notice that the syllabus template, as it stands, is intended to be modified and then distributed in paper form. If you would like to use this template to make an online version of your syllabus, consider making the following modifications:
In early 2016, the Academic Affairs office at Wichita State instituted a new syllabus that requires classes have measurable student learning outcomes that are aligned with course assessments.
For more than 10 years, instructors have submitted their online courses to Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program with the goal of earning the prestigious, Exemplary Course Status Award. This award denotes excellence and innovation in the development and design of online courses.
Here are four things to keep in mind if you are thinking about adopting a new textbook:
Wichita State’s Counseling and Testing Center is now offering some of their most popular Words for Wellness sessions online!
You may have noticed the increased focus on the word “accessibility” in the last year. Wichita State, like most other universities, is seeing a shift toward the concepts of accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL) as we enrich our idea of “accommodation” and move from being primarily reactive to proactive in course design.
Wednesday the newest cohort of Online Faculty Fellows (OLFF) was welcomed to their year of service and learning. The OLFF program provides training and peer interaction for WSU professors who teach online. Each year, a new group of faculty enters the program and they receive Quality Matters training and participate in a monthly meeting where they learn
I don’t want to get caught up in a blame game or anything, but lately I’ve been wondering about the concept of “fault,” as in “well, they can’t blame us; it’s not our fault!”
Are you weighting your grades in Blackboard? If so, you should consider contacting IDT so we can help assure the calculations are set up correctly in your grade book.