Designing online or hybrid learning environments can be a wonderful and challenging experience.
However, with the challenges also come opportunities to accomplish things with your students you may never have thought possible. Below is a list of resources to help you get started designing your course. These resources are intended to give structure to the process.
Course Design Documents/Guidelines
- High Level Online/Hybrid Course Design Process
- Developing a Course Snapshot. Use this document to begin planning your course.
- How to complete the Course Snapshot form.
- Course Review Interactive Rubric
Things to consider when planning for student success
- Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, Chickering and Gamson (1987)
- Developing a Community of Inquiry through Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence
- The Accessible Digital Office Document Project
Help to ensure equal access for all of your students
Accessibility Resources and Organizations
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- National Center for Accessible Media
- Section 508 website
Technology Help Guides
Blackboard Collaborate for Instructors
- Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate– Closed Captioned on YouTube
Blackboard Collaborate for Participants
- Elluminate Live! V10 Participant’s Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
- Elluminate Live! V10 Participant’s Quick Reference Guide (HTML)
- Elluminate Live! V10 Participant’s Guide (PDF)
- Elluminate Live! V10 Participant’s Accessibility Guide (HTML)
- Elluminate Live! V10 Participant’s Accessiblity Guide (PDF)
- Elluminate Live! V10 Participant Orientation Slides (PPT)
- Activate Your Subscription
- Quick Reference for Authors (students)
- Quick Reference for Evaluators
- Field Experience Quick Start Guide
- April 1, TaskStream Presentation Slides
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The following technologies can be used to facilitate collaboration, active learning, and improve engagement opportunities with and amongst your students. This is a partial and growing list of free tools. Do you have a question about how one of these tools can be used in your own course or want to suggest a tool of your own? Please feel free to Conact Us.
- Camtasia Relay
- Vimeo: http://vimeo.com Create channels for class based videos
- YouTube: http://youtube.com A video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos.
- Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org Provides a free online collection of more than 2,600 micro lectures via video tutorials teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics and computer science.
Collaboration & Documents
- Crocodoc: http://crocodoc.com Share and mark up documents online
- Creately: http://creately.com/ Online diagramming, collaboration and workflow tool.
- Google Docs: Document collaboration, storage and creation.
- Wikispaces:http://wikispaces.com Free to educators and students, wikispaces is perhaps the most efficient way to add wikis to your course.
- Google Forms: http://mail.humboldt.edu Create and embed simple to use forms for data collection. Forms can be embedded directly in Moodle or emailed to your students.
- Sync in: http://sync.in Real time Document Conferencing. This tool has a time slider that allows you to go back in time to view the document creation process. This is a tremendously useful tool.
- Elluminate: http://learn.humboldt.edu Officially supported web conferencing software of Humboldt State University. Elluminate sessions can be scheduled right in Moodle.
- Scriblink: http://www.scriblink.com A free digital whiteboard that users can share online in real-time. Sorta like pen and paper, minus the dead trees, plastic, and the inconvenience of being at the same place at the same time.
- Today’s Meet: http://todaysmeet.com . This tool allows you to instantly create an online chatroom to help facilitate “back channel” conversations.
- Blabberize: http://blabberize.com This simple little tool adds an interesting twist on image/audio communication. Create talking images quickly and easily.
- Prezi: http://prezi.com For bridging linear and non-linear information, and as a tool for both for free-form brainstorming and structured presentation
- ToonDoo: http://toondoo.com World’s fastest way to create cartoons!
- Google Sites: http://mail.humboldt.edu Looking for a way to create a class website? Google sites is your answer.
- Blogger: http://mail.humboldt.edu Blogger is and convenient way for you to add blogging to your course. Students can create and maintain their academic identity from anywhere.
- Google Groups: http://mail.humboldt.edu Need an alternative to Moodle’s discussion forums. Google groups arrives right in your email and can be shared with just the members of your class.
- Diigo: http://diigo.com The best social bookmarking tool on the web.
- Delicious: http://delicious.com With Delicious you save, stack and share the web. Instantly save your favorite links, collect your discoveries in stacks, share what you find, and dig deeper into your favorite topics.
- Voice Thread: http://voicethread.com. Voice thread allows for the creation of social slideshows. Mash up documents, videos, images and audio.
- Jing: http://jingproject.com In need an amazing and free screenshot/screencast tool. Jing is your best bet