News and Announcements | April 26, 2020

Online Course Design Workshops

As you prepare to design and teach your summer course online, we are here to help you. Join us for one of four week-long course design workshops. Each workshop consists of a series of presentations related to different aspects of online teaching and learning. These workshops focus on course development and implementation. For support for Blackboard tools, consider attending workshops offered by the Technology Resource Center. There will be three presentations every morning and three time slots in the afternoon for you to sign up to work with a staff member individually. Choose the presentations that interest you and attend as many as your schedule allows. The presentations will repeat over the four weeks, so you can repeat or attend a presentation at a later date.

Please register for one or more of the week-long course design workshops. After registration, you will receive details about how to attend individual presentations:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Monday 4/27 – Friday 5/1
Register for this Workshop
Monday 5/11 – Friday 5/15
Register for this Workshop
Tuesday 5/26 – Monday 6/1
Register for this Workshop
Monday 6/8 – Friday 6/12
Register for this Workshop



  • Laura Baecher (Curriculum & Teaching)
  • Sarah Byosiere (Psychology)
  • Mowmita Jabir (Technology Resource Center)
  • Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning)
  • Scott Lipkowitz (Library)
  • Gina Riley (Special Education)
  • Abigail Torres (Center for Online Learning)
  • Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages)


Times and presentations for each topic every week are as follows:



Time & Topic



9 am: Organizing your Blackboard course site for online learning success
10 am: Designing Asynchronus online modules
11 am: Course & syllabus redesign


9 am: Creating accessible materials in Word & PowerPoint
10 am: VoiceThread for presentations & discussions
11 am: Online assessments and rubrics


9 am: Recording mini-lectures and looking good on camera
10 am: Video captioning with YouTube & VoiceThread
11 am: Facilitating asynchronous discussions with
discussions forums, blogs and VoiceThread


9 am: Giving students feedback & Bb Grade Center
10 am: Synchronous conferencing tools: Collaborate & Zoom
11 am: Scaffolding long-term projects & helping students learn tech tools


9 am: Maintaining instructor presence & getting student feedback
10 am: Preparing students for success: The orientation module
11 am: Best practices in teaching online
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