Module-Making Camp

When: June 3, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Center for Online Learning, Hunter North C105
Topic(s): Online classes, Online writing and reflection, Student Engagement, Technology

Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung, Deepa Rao-Sisario & Abigail Torres

June 1-3, 2020

Participate in 2.5-day camp on building an online module. We welcome professors teaching face-to-face, hybrid and online courses!

When inclement weather, medical issues or professional conferences prevent instructors from meeting with their students in person, online modules can be designed to still guide students through a learning experience and not interrupt the flow of the semester. A learning module is a collection of subject-related teaching materials that is carefully sequenced and chunked. In addition to course content, modules contain learning outcomes, directions, learning activities and ways to ascertain whether students have understood the material.

During Module-making Camp, we will work intensively to support you as you design one online learning module. We ask you to come prepared with basic skills in Blackboard, to set aside the time to attend all three days and to complete the creation of an online module at the end. We will allocate time for individualized support for recording mini-lectures and for hands-on work with tools such as VoiceThread and Padlet.


Monday, June 1st & Tuesday, June 2nd, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In the morning, you will hear from colleagues and see samples of online modules and multimedia assignments. They will share tips and insights gained from creating online modules and teaching online courses. Ask them about pedagogical techniques and technology tools used. Get introduced to a sample online course template and a peer observation form to facilitate and guide you in developing your course. In the afternoon, participate in individual consultations tailored to your needs or get hands-on help from support staff while you build your module. Topics may include:

  • preparing students for hybrid/online courses
  • recording mini-lectures
  • creating screen-recordings
  • managing grades
  • creating low-stakes assessments
  • conducting synchronous online meetings
  • scaffolding long-term multimedia projects


Wednesday, June 3rd, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Make final touches and present your module. Get feedback from colleagues and gain ideas for improving it prior to launching it!


Register at Bit.ly/MMCJune2020

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