Emergency Remote Instruction (QM)
Check out the Emergency Remote Instruction information from Quality Matters
See the QM emergency remote instruction checklist here!
Look at the ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit here!
See tips on accessible remote teaching here!
Free resources from Sage Publishing to help you transition to teaching online here!
Look at suggestions from the Texas Distance Learning Association here!
Link to the page here!
There are several training requirements that are tracked in an offline database by the FCTL office, and shared with the academic departments and the Provost's Office.
The purpose of this page is to explain what training is required to teach online in order to be in compliance with University guidelines regarding teaching online and using the learning management system (LMS).
This applies to all faculty teaching face-to-face courses. They are expected to use the LMS (Canvas) to post, at a minimum, their course syllabus, faculty information, and textbook information.
FCTL-101 Canvas Minimum Requirements - This course is designed for faculty teaching face-to-face who need to meet the Minimum Online Expectations training requirement. It is offered online through Canvas.
This course is facilitated by our Canvas experts, the Instructional Design Services team, of the Technology Enhanced Learning Department.
This applies to all faculty teaching online. It outlines the basic training categories:
It outlines the categories for re-certification training that must be completed every two years:
If you have completed the required training sessions, or have "re-certified" to teach online within the past two years, and you do not see it listed here in your Grades area, please contact me (Dr. Lisa Bunkowski) at email@example.com
If you are teaching or plan to teach an online course(s), you will need to take:
FCTL-104 Teaching Online - covers the first three categories of the guidelines:
a) Aligning measurable learning objectives, assessments, and activities
b) Engaging students in learning
c) Creating appropriate assessments of student learning
This course is facilitated by the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning.
And to address the last category of the guidelines (d, Integrating emerging technologies into the design and delivery of online courses), you also need to take FCTL-102 Canvas Course Facilitator.
FCTL-102 Canvas Course Facilitator is designed for faculty members who facilitate, teach, and/or develop online courses.
This course is facilitated by the Instructional Design Services team, of the Technology Enhanced Learning Department.
To register for any of these courses, please contact Dr. Lisa Bunkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Review the Accessibility panel discussion, and the for the session. Also look for announcements about workshops on making accessible documents offered by Steven Hill, the Technology Accessibility Specialist for the Technology Enhanced Learning Department
These 4 Videos from Microsoft explain:
Help & Training. https://support.office.com/
Office of the Texas Governor: Making Accessible Documents
This page has a list of how-to tutorials for making accessible documents.
IT Accessibility, Texas A&M University
National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCSAE)
Universal Design for Learning
When tagging documents for ADA compliance, you need to use the styles in the proper order.
The instructions from Web AIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) explain how to order your styles for correct tagging.
WebAIM Section 508 Checklist
Hoonuit: Click on the Help button on the left side menu (global navigation menu), then click on Hooonuit. It offers a number of topics related to making accessible documents.
Faculty Focus articles:
Texas A&M University Faculty Resource on Assessment.Contains helpful materials on the following:
Association of American Colleges & Universities: Assessment Resources
AAC&U develops and advances assessment practices that deepen, integrate, and demonstrate student learning, through advocacy of learning-centered assessment policies, support for campus work to develop meaningful assessment approaches, and experimentation with common e-portfolio frameworks.
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Faculty Resource on Rubrics for Assessment.
Offers rubric suggestions for:
Authentic Assessment ToolboxJon Mueller. Professor of Psychology, North Central College. 2004 MERLOT Classics. Copyright 2014
IDEA Papers are a national forum for the publication of peer-reviewed articles pertaining to the general areas of teaching and learning, faculty evaluation, curriculum design, assessment, and administration in higher education.
This module contains a number of resources for faculty, including links to the university policies (SAPs) regarding requirements for teaching online and minimum online requirements for on campus classes. In addition, there are links to the following:
Qualtrics (our online survey creation, collection, and analysis platform)
Faculty Focus newsletter
Atomic Learning Library Tutorials on a variety of topics. To access, Atomic Learning, click on the Help button on the left side menu (global navigation menu), and log in with the same credentials you use for Canvas (full university email address & password).
Others will be added as they become available.