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Center for Faculty Engagement (CFE): Other Resources

Other Resources

Emergency Remote Instruction (QM)

Check out the Emergency Remote Instruction information from Quality Matters

Here are some helpful links:

See the QM emergency remote instruction checklist here!

Look at the ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit here!

See tips on accessible remote teaching here!

Check out the Online Learning Consortium here! Also, get their tips for moving classes online here and look at the OLC blog 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!

 

Requirements & Options for Teaching Online

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).

Currently, there are two guidelines that relate to faculty and the LMS. 

Minimum Online Expectations -

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.

Faculty Requirements for Online Teaching -

This applies to all faculty teaching online. It outlines the basic training categories:

  • Aligning measurable learning objectives, assessments, and activities
  • Engaging students in learning
  • Creating appropriate assessments of student learning
  • Effective use of course technology

It outlines the categories for re-certification training that must be completed every two years:

  • Awareness of copyright issues
  • Awareness of usability and accessibility (ADA) issues
  • Managing workload
  • Integrating emerging technologies into the design and delivery of online courses

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 lisa.bunkowski@tamuct.edu

How to get started - 

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 (lisa.bunkowski@tamuct.edu)

Accessibility

Review the Accessibility panel discussion, and the handout 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

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Using Styles In Word to Make Accessible Documents

These 4 Videos from Microsoft (Links to an external site.) explain:

  • How Microsoft's Style Ribbon works
  • How to change styles to fit your preferences
  • Benefits of using Styles.
  • Help & Training.  https://support.office.com/

Other Resources

Office of the Texas GovernorMaking Accessible Documents (Links to an external site.)

This page has a list of how-to tutorials for making accessible documents.

Educause

Faculty Focus

IT Accessibility, Texas A&M University

National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCSAE)

Paciello Group

Universal Design for Learning

WAVE

WebAIMProper Heading Order for Accessible Documents (Links to an external site.)

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 (Links to an external site.)

Tutorials

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.

Assessment

Assessment Resources

Assessment Basics

Faculty Focus articles:

Texas A&M University Faculty Resource on Assessment. (Links to an external site.)Contains helpful materials on the following:

  • Assessment Overview
  • Designing Effective Test Assessments
  • Using Alternate Assessments and Rubrics
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Grading

Association of American Colleges & UniversitiesAssessment Resources (Links to an external site.)

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. (Links to an external site.) 

Offers rubric suggestions for:

  • portfolios,
  • cooperative learning,
  • research process/ report,
  • PowerPoint,
  • oral presentation,
  • web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox (Links to an external site.)Jon Mueller. Professor of Psychology, North Central College. 2004 MERLOT Classics. Copyright 2014

IDEA Papers (Links to an external site.) 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.

Resources

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) (Links to an external site.)(our online survey creation, collection, and analysis platform), as well as our subscription to

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).

 (Links to an external site.)Library of 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.