What is myCourses?
myCourses is a robust learning management system (LMS) that allows faculty to easily prepare and deliver course content either through web enhanced, blended or fully online course environment. myCourses provides a "shell" to upload course content using a variety of course tools that easily help organize the structure of the course as well as integrate communications, assessment and course management components.
(Revised Training Policies effective Septemebr 21, 2009)
Faculty wishing to create a web-enhanced class are required to complete a self-paced, asynchronous online training workshop facilitated by the Instructional Development Team. This workshop will be offered several times each semester and will require a 2-3 hour commitment by faculty, and less time for those faculty with prior LMS experience. As the workshop is self-paced, faculty can decide how to move through the training. This training is conducted online asynchronously and will prepare faculty to upload course content materials and use basic communication tools. Faculty will have access to face-to-face training sessions if desired. This training is required to ensure that faculty will be able to demonstrate their proficiency in the learning management system and are self-sufficient users of the LMS.
Blended/Fully Online Training
Faculty wishing to teach a blended (meets in a classroom no less than approximately 24% and online no more than approximately 75%) or fully online course are required to complete a 5 day, asynchronous training focused on online teaching and learning strategies facilitated by the Instructional Development Team. This training is conducted online asynchronously and will include an introduction to current research in best practices for blended and online teaching, as well as examples of successful blended and online teaching strategies. Faculty will be asked to develop a course development plan and template; in addition, the course will teach faculty how to self-assess course site design so to ensure student ease of access to course content and to facilitate student learning. Faculty will have access to face-to-face training sessions with the ID Team if desired; in addition, ID team members will provide hands on course site consultation and design feedback. Blended/Fully Online training should be completed at least 30 days prior to the start of a course.
Request Training Acceptance to the myCourses training session(s) is on a first come, first served basis and is limited to 15 participants.