Going Online@VCU Certificate Program

Interested in creating an online course or taking your online teaching to the next level? ALT Lab is excited to offer VCU faculty a series of courses to help you design, improve, and teach your online courses.

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Going Online@VCU: Level 1

Going Online@VCU: Level 1 is designed to help educators establish or improve their online or blended teaching practices. There is no required prerequisite, requisite knowledge, experience of online teaching practices needed. Familiarity with the Blackboard LMS is needed. This course provides an overview of effective teaching strategies and techniques for revising or creating course learning objectives, aligning course materials and assessments, developing an online course using Blackboard and other tools, structuring your online course content, and engaging students in the online environment. Upon successful completion of this course with an 80% or higher, participants will be awarded a Going Online@VCU certificate.

Enrollment cap for this course is 25 students. 


Next start date: September 9, 2019
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Going Online@VCU: Level 2

Going Online@VCU: Level 2 is designed to help participants explore advanced strategies and tools for designing engaging courses. In this fully online, ten-week program, participants will work with ALT Lab instructional designers and a cohort of faculty colleagues to build a complete online course. Topics covered include Universal Design for Learning, content presentation, how to build an engaged learning community, and student-centered assessment. Upon successful completion of this course with a final course score of 80% or higher participants will be awarded a Going Online@VCU certificate.

Participants will have taken Going Online@VCU: Level 1 or have a pre-approved course grid and course shell built in order to begin with this course. Enrollment will be capped at 15 participants. 


Next start date: September 9, 2019
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Going Online@VCU Level 1: Hybrid Course

Going Online@VCU: Level 1 – Hybrid is designed to help educators establish or improve their online or blended teaching practices. There is no required prerequisite, requisite knowledge, experience of online teaching practices needed. Familiarity with the Blackboard LMS is needed. In this ten-week program, participants will work with ALT Lab instructional designers and a cohort of faculty colleagues to build the outline and first two modules of an online course. This course provides an overview of effective teaching strategies and techniques for revising or creating course learning objectives, aligning course materials and assessments, developing an online course using Blackboard and other tools, structuring your online course content, and engaging students in the online environment. Upon successful completion of this course with an 80% or higher, participants will be awarded a Going Online@VCU certificate.

This hybrid version of our Going Online@VCU: Level 1 course will only differ from the original course in that three modules will be replaced by 3 in-class meetings held during the 1st, 6th and 10th/final week of the course. Enrollment cap for this course is 25 students


Next start date: September 9, 2019
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Teaching Online@VCU

Teaching Online@VCU will guide you through best practices in teaching/facilitating an online course. This fully online, ten-week course helps instructors understand different aspects of online course management, including instructor presence, communication with students, time/work management, and accessibility. The course is designed for faculty that will teach an online course that has already been built. Upon successful completion of this course with a final score of 80% or higher, participants will be awarded a Teaching Online@VCU certificate.

Participants must have an existing online course that they have either developed, was developed and is currently taught online at the university, or have sufficient experience designing and developing online learning environments. The enrollment cap for this course is 25 participants.

 


Next start date: September 23, 2019
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Surviving Online@VCU

Surviving Online@VCU is an abbreviated course to guide you through best practices in teaching/facilitating an online course. This fully online, four-week course helps instructors understand different aspects of online course management, including instructor presence, communication with students, and time/work management. The course is designed for faculty that will teach an online course that has already been built. Upon successful completion of this course with a final course score of 80% or higher, participants will be awarded a Teaching Online@VCU certificate.

Participants must have an existing online course that they have either developed, was developed and is currently taught online at the university, or have sufficient experience designing and developing online learning environments.

*Please note this course is NOT as comprehensive as Teaching Online@VCU. The enrollment for this course is capped at 25. 


Next start date: September 9, 2019
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Evaluating Online@VCU

Evaluating Online@VCU is a four week course designed to introduce faculty, department chairs, deans and other stakeholders in online learning to the evaluation process and rubric used at VCU. This course will explain these concepts while informing participants of accepted best practice in the field of online course design. The course is designed for stakeholders who have access to an online course that has already been built, but a sample course for evaluation can be provided upon request. Upon successful completion of this course with a final score of 80% or higher, participants will be awarded an Evaluating Online@VCU certificate.

The enrollment cap for this course is 25 participants.


Next start date: October 14, 2019
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Leading Online@VCU

Leading Online@VCU is a six-week course designed to train leaders in guiding their departments to transitioning online. This fully online course will cover the basics of online learning, the VCU process for developing an online course, how to develop small and large scale online programs as well as the role of the administrator in leading these programs in terms of faculty and student support. There are no prerequisites for this course other than a desire to bring online programming to your department. A score of an 80% or higher will earn the participant a Leading Online@VCU certificate.

Enrollment cap for this course is 15 students.


Next start date: October 14, 2019

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