Take your online course to the next level by participating in a 9-week series designed to help you efficiently develop or redesign your course. By the end of the series, you will have a completely finished course site, confidence with new technologies and strategies for managing your time and students. This series is designed to fit into your schedule with a combination of face-to-face and online activities structured to keep your course development on track. Join your colleagues in an interdisciplinary small group to share ideas and learn new tools and strategies guided by research-based, national standards.

Registration priority will be given to those faculty developing courses for the Online Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) or Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. We will confirm all registrations prior to the start of the program.

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Dates of Program

Online in 9: Fall 2015

When you register, you will select a cohort group you wish to join. Some interactions will take place online through a variety of technology-enhanced activities and discussions, however most meetings will require your visit to campus.

Week of: Sept. 14 - Dec. 4


Future Series Dates

Weekly At-a-glance

milestone 1 image          Week 1: Learn: Teaching in the Online Environment 
Week 2: Build: Start Here and Module 1 
Week 3: Learn: Learner-Centered Syllabus
Week 4: Build:  Modules 2 and 3
Week 5: Learn: Design Lab on Exams, Assignments, GradeCenter, and Rubrics 
Week 6: Build:  Modules 5 and 6
Meet with an instructional designer during this week
Week 7: Build:  Design Lab and Modules 7 and 8
Week 8: Build:  Design Lab
Week 9: Self and Peer Review 
Week 10: Showcase and Discussion

Milestone 1: 

milestone 1 image          Create learning unit folders (8 recommended) in MyGateway DEV shell with meaningful titles and start/stop dates 
Create ‘Start Here’ folder full of introductory tasks and directions
Create welcome message, update faculty bio/photo
Complete first draft of syllabus 

Milestone 2: 

milestone 2 image          Write learning objectives for Modules 1, 2, and 3 
Build Modules 1, 2, and 3 with resources, engaging activities, and assessments 
Write learning objectives for Modules 4, 5, and 6 
Build Modules 4, 5, and 6 with resources, engaging activities, and assessments 

Milestone 3: 

milestone 1 image          Write learning objectives for Modules 7 - 8
Build Modules 7-8 with resources, engaging activities, and assessments
Create checklist w/deadlines of all graded activities for syllabus
Ensure gradebook reflects all graded activities, confirming point values
Review and revise all modules for consistency

Course Review Process: 

milestone 1 image          Review your own course using UMSL’s Quality Assurance Rubric
Review your partner’s course using UMSL’s Quality Assurance Rubric
When course is complete, submit request for official review online
Revise course as needed
Migrate materials to live course in MyGateway