Course Development and Instructional Design #2


2. Course embedded technology actively supports the achievement of learning outcomes and delivering course content and superfluous use of technology is minimized.

Deficient      Developing      Accomplished      Exemplary

The School of Information offers programs that are 100% online. Because of this exclusively online environment, technology is a critical tool in achieving learning outcomes.

Virtual resources include our learning management system; web conferencing platform; lecture capture tools; tools to create and share multimedia; and communication tools, such as our websiteinstant messaging, blogs, and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram,and Pinterest).

The School provides access, training, and support for a number of technology tools. The following examples are linked to resources faculty members and students can access in order to learn to use these tools effectively:

Canvas (requires login)
Faculty Guide to Using Zoom (web conferencing)
Student Guide to Using Zoom (web conferencing)
Zoom IM
Panopto (lecture recording)

The School not only provides training and adoption support through administrative and staff work, but it also promotes continual sharing among faculty about tools they are using and their best practices.  The School’s T3 (Teaching Tips and Techniques) provides ongoing online faculty training throughout the year. It is mandatory for faculty to attend at least one session each semester they teach. The monthly Tech Tips newsletter provides practical ideas for how to use technology effectively in courses. Newsletters are archived on the Tech Tips blog.

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