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If you are a student in an online learning course, please refer to the Online Learning Student Community in myCourses for documentation and tutorials.

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Summer Program: Designing and Teaching Online Courses

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
12:00am - 1:00am


Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Michael Starenko
Marty Golia

Two 5-week online courses from Teaching and Learning Services:
Take one or both

Teaching online presents pedagogical and technological challenges that are unique to the medium, and RIT faculty can benefit from new or enhanced competencies related to online courses. This program is a means to formally recognize faculty who develop these competencies.

Designing Online Courses and Teaching Online are components of a faculty development program from the ILI and Teaching and Learning Services that will enable faculty to become effective online designers and facilitators. The program builds online teaching readiness among RIT faculty through immersive, fully online experiences that faculty can augment with consultations, specialized training, peer learning communities, and other face-to-face experiences.

After completing these two courses, faculty can continue toward online instructor certification by submitting a complete online course for review and producing evidence of effective online teaching behaviors.

These courses are open to all RIT faculty (adjunct, lecturer, visiting, tenure-track, tenured). Previous online teaching experience is not required. Each requires a minimum of five participants to run.

Faculty interested in taking either or both courses must submit this application form by May 20.

Participants in Designing Online Courses will have to create and upload materials in myCourses, RIT’s learning management system, and creating media is recommended. Participants in Teaching Online should have at least a basic familiarity with myCourses,

Training and one-on-one consultation on these topics is available through Teaching and Learning Services.

If you have questions about either course, contact Michael Starenko.

Designing Online Courses

Summer Term 1 (2158) (May 31–July 1, 2016)

In Designing Online Courses, participants develop a plan for a fully online course and create at least two complete course modules in myCourses. While completing their work, they can expect to share ideas, solve problems, and receive feedback from their peers in the program.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate their role as the instructor in an online learning environment
  • Articulate the role of students as learners
  • Design an online course that supports student achievement of learning outcomes
  • Choose and implement various online teaching and learning strategies/pedagogies to identify, adapt, or create online materials and activities
  • Provide opportunities to deliver and receive student feedback during the course
  • Use myCourses to create an online course
  • Determine and use a clear and consistent course organization and navigation scheme
  • Determine whether content and activities are accessible to all students

Participants should plan to work on an existing RIT course that they’ve taught at least once, either in the classroom or online. Each participant will receive a development shell in myCourses to create their course and can expect to spend 8 to 10 hour each week on coursework.

To receive a certificate of completion and recognition on the TLS website, participants must:

  • Develop an online teaching strategy for their course
  • Create a high-level course outline, identifying major content sources, activities, and assessments
  • Develop a full syllabus/Getting Started module in myCourses
  • Develop one complete content module in myCourses

Application form

Teaching Online

Summer Term 2 (2158) (July 5–August 5, 2016)

Teaching Online is basically a five-week sequence of asynchronous activities that simulates a student’s perspective in an online class, yet has online teaching as its subject matter. Participants should expect to spend about 8 to 10 hours each week on coursework. Just like a real online course, there will be short assignments (due at workable 3 to 4-day intervals) that allow participants to:

  • Experience whole-class and small-group collaboration
  • Expand their repertoire of online teaching techniques, protocols, and templates
  • Receive feedback on their work from peers and the instructor

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on your existing teaching strategies and adapt them to the online medium
  • Explore and integrate the concept of learning communities in online teaching
  • Demonstrate effective facilitation and management of online learning environments, particularly the development of policies and procedures for appropriate instructor-to-student and student-to-student communication
  • Apply appropriate strategies for monitoring students’ learning and providing prompt and helpful feedback
  • Develop a set of protocols related to myCourses tools (email, news announcements, discussion, gradebook comments) to help your online course run smoothly
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective strategies for formative and summative assessment through the use of myCourses assessment tools and the development of rubrics, mid-term evaluations, and alternative assessment methods
  • Create a plan for your own professional development as an online instructor

To receive an official certificate of completion and recognition on the TLS website, participants must:

  • Complete all readings, activities, and assignments by their corresponding deadlines
  • Actively participate in the whole-class and small-group discussions within their corresponding discussion periods
  • Complete the course final evaluation and reflection

Application form

Event link: rit.edu/tls

What's new in myCourses

Register
17 seats available


When

Thursday, July 14, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016. 

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1:00pm.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 3:00pm.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Friday, July 29, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00am.

Fall 2016 Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit

Register
50 seats available


When

Thursday, August 4, 2016
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2430/Via Lab

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

Details about the fall 2016 Adjunct Orientation will be posted during summer 2016. 

A special Adjunct Faculty Orientation will introduce adjuncts to a wealth of information that will help them quickly adjust to the RIT classroom and our student population. Special emphasis is placed on teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students, RIT Library's resources, classroom technologies, preparing course media, and the student Information System (SIS). Open to new (and returning) RIT adjunct faculty.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development Services, The Wallace Center. 

If you need Interpreting Services, click on the link at the top, right of this form.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 5:00pm.

New Faculty Orientation 2016: Hit the Ground Running!

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 -
Friday, August 12, 2016

Where

TBA,
TBA

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

New Faculty Orientation will be held August 10-12, 2016

Details will be available in early summer!  

NFO is hosted by Faculty Career Development Services.

 

Teaching and Learning Symposium 2016

Register
71 seats available


When

Friday, August 12, 2016
1:00pm - 5:30pm

Where

GOS - Thomas Gosnell Hall (08),
300

Event Contact

Rebecca Johnson

Presenters

Rebecca Johnson

Friday, August 12 will be here before you know it. Hold a place in your calendar for the Teaching and Learning Symposium, from 1:00-4:30 in Gosnell Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Annex. Details are forthcoming.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Interpreting services will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Building Essential Course Elements in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Monday, August 15, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Marybeth Koon

Presenters

Marybeth Koon

This hands-on session will have you working side-by-side with Teaching & Learning Services Instructional Technology specialists while you prepare your course content within myCourses. The first half of this session will begin with an orientation to the core myCourses tools: Content, Dropbox, and Grades. During this segment, faculty will explore options for uploading and creating content in the most efficient ways, review some of the Dropbox productivity features to help manage student assignments and grading, and walk through the Grades tool set-up process. The second half of this session will then provide faculty an opportunity to apply these techniques with their own courses while TLS staff circulate to assist faculty. During this 90-minute session faculty will make progress towards:

  • Selecting the Content, Dropbox, and Grade customizations that best fit their course needs
  • Organizing course content in a way that compliments each course's schedule and activities
  • Building a course gradebook that reflects their course grading policy and process

Recognizing that each individual's progress towards the tasks above will vary, additional follow up with an Instructional Technology specialist can be arranged at a mutually convenient time and campus location! If you have any questions about this session, please contact Joseph Zelazny or Marybeth Koon.

Interpreting services can be requested through Access Services by going to: http://myaccess.rit.edu/.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10:00am.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 1:00pm.

Building Essential Course Elements in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Joseph Zelazny

This hands-on session will have you working side-by-side with Teaching & Learning Services Instructional Technology specialists while you prepare your course content within myCourses. The first half of this session will begin with an orientation to the core myCourses tools: Content, Dropbox, and Grades. During this segment, faculty will explore options for uploading and creating content in the most efficient ways, review some of the Dropbox productivity features to help manage student assignments and grading, and walk through the Grades tool set-up process. The second half of this session will then provide faculty an opportunity to apply these techniques with their own courses while TLS staff circulate to assist faculty. During this 90-minute session faculty will make progress towards:

  • Selecting the Content, Dropbox, and Grade customizations that best fit their course needs
  • Organizing course content in a way that compliments each course's schedule and activities
  • Building a course gradebook that reflects their course grading policy and process

Recognizing that each individual's progress towards the tasks above will vary, additional follow up with an Instructional Technology specialist can be arranged at a mutually convenient time and campus location! If you have any questions about this session, please contact Joseph Zelazny or Marybeth Koon.

Interpreting services can be requested through Access Services by going to: http://myaccess.rit.edu/.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00pm.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Friday, August 19, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:00am.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 12:00pm.

Building Essential Course Elements in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Marybeth Koon

Presenters

Marybeth Koon

This hands-on session will have you working side-by-side with Teaching & Learning Services Instructional Technology specialists while you prepare your course content within myCourses. The first half of this session will begin with an orientation to the core myCourses tools: Content, Dropbox, and Grades. During this segment, faculty will explore options for uploading and creating content in the most efficient ways, review some of the Dropbox productivity features to help manage student assignments and grading, and walk through the Grades tool set-up process. The second half of this session will then provide faculty an opportunity to apply these techniques with their own courses while TLS staff circulate to assist faculty. During this 90-minute session faculty will make progress towards:

  • Selecting the Content, Dropbox, and Grade customizations that best fit their course needs
  • Organizing course content in a way that compliments each course's schedule and activities
  • Building a course gradebook that reflects their course grading policy and process

Recognizing that each individual's progress towards the tasks above will vary, additional follow up with an Instructional Technology specialist can be arranged at a mutually convenient time and campus location! If you have any questions about this session, please contact Joseph Zelazny or Marybeth Koon.

Interpreting services can be requested through Access Services by going to: http://myaccess.rit.edu/.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 10:00am.

Building Essential Course Elements in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Joseph Zelazny

This hands-on session will have you working side-by-side with Teaching & Learning Services Instructional Technology specialists while you prepare your course content within myCourses. The first half of this session will begin with an orientation to the core myCourses tools: Content, Dropbox, and Grades. During this segment, faculty will explore options for uploading and creating content in the most efficient ways, review some of the Dropbox productivity features to help manage student assignments and grading, and walk through the Grades tool set-up process. The second half of this session will then provide faculty an opportunity to apply these techniques with their own courses while TLS staff circulate to assist faculty. During this 90-minute session faculty will make progress towards:

  • Selecting the Content, Dropbox, and Grade customizations that best fit their course needs
  • Organizing course content in a way that compliments each course's schedule and activities
  • Building a course gradebook that reflects their course grading policy and process

Recognizing that each individual's progress towards the tasks above will vary, additional follow up with an Instructional Technology specialist can be arranged at a mutually convenient time and campus location! If you have any questions about this session, please contact Joseph Zelazny or Marybeth Koon.

Interpreting services can be requested through Access Services by going to: http://myaccess.rit.edu/.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:00pm.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 12:00pm.

iClickers (Student Polling Devices): Overview & Case Study

Register
20 seats available


When

Thursday, September 1, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Joseph Zelazny

OVERVIEW: This session will provide a brief overview of iClickers (RIT's supported student polling device). In addition, the session will review a case study that highlights how iclickers have been used in the classroom and the benefits they provide to students. No previous experience is necessary.

TOPICS COVERED: Borrowing the iclicker instructor pack from TLS, Launching an iclicker session, using iClickers to increase student engagement and assess student understanding of content.

GENERAL INFO: Anyone who is interested in using iClickers, but unable to attend this training, may request an individual consultation at http://rit.edu/tls/consult/


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:00am.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 12:00pm.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Thursday, September 8, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 11:00am.

What's new in myCourses

Register
20 seats available


When

Friday, September 9, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A600 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Marybeth Koon
Joseph Zelazny

This 60 minute presentation will highlight the new features and updates to myCourses with the upcoming upgrade.

Extra time is set aside to address any questions. If you're already using myCourses and just want to see what's new, this is for you.

myCourses will be updated on August 17th, 2016.

Once the system update is completed on users will experience minor user interface changes and some system enhancement but core functionality of the system will remain the same.

 


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1:00pm.