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K-State Today

May 4, 2020

Online Course Design Institute cohort to begin next week

Submitted by Grant Guggisberg

K-State's Online Course Design Institute was created to support instructors as they transition new courses to the online modality. The next cohort begins on May 11 and ends June 7.

The program includes a comprehensive checklist to guide the course design process and is customizable to each instructor’s experience and comfort level with teaching online. Program elements also include:

  • A self-paced set of materials for instructors who want to work through course design steps on their own — housed in Canvas.
  • A cohort-based series of activities to be completed over four weeks — with repeated options throughout the summer — based on the Canvas site materials for instructors looking for more structure.
  • A set of synchronous virtual workshops and conversations on a range of topics that those designing an online course can choose to engage in; these will be recorded for faculty to view at a later point as well.
  • Continued one-on-one support through the automated calendaring system that launched in late March.

For those interested in joining the final cohort, it will meet June 8-July 5. To register for the self-paced materials or to join one of the cohorts, visit airtable.com/shrIcNch81UGDJwqp.

The Online Course Design Institute was developed as a partnership between numerous units including Global Campus, the Teaching and Learning Center, iTAC and the Polytechnic Campus as well as other campus leaders. The institute replaces K-State Online Essentials previously offered to faculty.

Questions about this program can be directed to Katie Linder, executive director for program development at Global Campus, at kelinder@k-state.edu.