Professional Development

Are you new to teaching online? Have your online courses lost their spark? Would you like to connect with colleagues across disciplines to see how others are impacting teaching styles and student learning? Global Online offers a variety of online and face-to-face faculty professional development opportunities to meet needs at every level.

Beginner - Welcome to Canvas

From short videos designed to help you learn how to use Canvas to discussions on how to integrate engaging strategies into your own courses, this open course is the first step for anyone new to the Canvas LMS or to distance learning at UWF.  

  • Course Length: Open Course - Continuous
  • Delivery Mode: Online (Asynchronous)
  • Instruction: Not Facilitated

Recommended For

Faculty, Adjunct Instructors and Instructional Designers new to Canvas or teaching online at UWF.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, faculty and staff should be able to navigate the system and utilize it's major tools and features and be sufficiently prepared for either an INSTRUCTOR (faculty) or Teaching Assistant/TA (staff) role in Canvas. Both roles have the same permissions that enables the user to design, build and teach in Canvas. 

Prerequisites

None

What Participants Need

  • An Argonet Account

Special Notes

Visit the Enrolling in Welcome to Canvas course in eLearning from Classmate Confluence Page for more details.

Beginner or Novice - Essentials of Digital Instruction

This course presents what we feel are the basic things you need to know when teaching online. From short videos designed to help you learn how to use Canvas to discussions on how to integrate engaging strategies into your own courses, this open course is the first step for anyone new to the Canvas LMS or to distance learning at UWF.  The course should take between 1-2 hours to complete in its entirety. Participants will earn a badge or a certificate of participation. 

  • Course Length: Open Course - Continuous
  • Delivery Mode: Online (Asynchronous)
  • Instruction: Discussion Boards are monitored to offer support

Recommended For

Faculty, Adjunct Instructors and Graduate Teaching Assistants new to teaching online at UWF.

Learning Objectives

This course includes information on The ACT (Academic Continuity & Teaching) Template, accessibility, and technology tools for online pedagogy using brief text, short video instructions, and best practice examples. 

Prerequisites

None

What Participants Need

  • An Argonet Account

Special Notes

Visit the Enrolling in Welcome to Canvas course in eLearning from Classmate Confluence Page for more details on how to enroll in the course via Classmate.

Novice - Designing a Quality Online Course

A facilitated guide to online course development (or redevelopment) from start to finish using backwards design with emphasis on learning objectives, assessments, activities, and course content.

  • Course Length:  Open, Start at any time. 
  • Delivery Mode: Online (Asynchronous)
  • Instruction: Facilitated

Designing and developing an effective online course is a time-consuming process that involves significant planning and intentional decision-making. People who are new to online learning are often surprised that, as opposed to a straightforward process of “putting a course online,” the new modality challenges educators to transform content, activities and their approach to interacting with students.

This course is designed to walk you through a course development project from start to finish while modeling how to teach online using a combination of seminars, labs, consultations, and web-based instruction. The course is part of the larger Course Design Roadmap and will explore the backward design process beginning with learning objectives, followed by assessments, activities, and content. It also includes topics such as course structure, accessibility, and syllabi.

Participants are able to complete the course content and assignments on their own schedule and can start the course at any time. This course fulfills one of the requirements for the Quality Online Instructor Certificate program. Completion of the DQOC is required before a course can be submitted for any quality review. New participants are added to the course every Monday. 

Recommended For

Faculty, Adjunct Instructors and Instructional Designers with a course they want to design or improve.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define Quality Matters Standards and Universal Design principles.
  2. Write measurable learning objectives
  3. Create engaging and diverse learning activities
  4. Apply the concept of alignment to designing an online or blended course.
  5. Develop a course design plan.
  6. Develop one complete module/unit in eLearning.
  7. Use this course as a model of quality course design.

Prerequisites

None

What Participants Need

  • An online course to develop or improve.
  • 8-10 hours per week of workshop
All Levels - Webinars

GO Live@Lunch sessions take place online in WebEx. The sessions are scheduled from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and serve as a virtual brown bag session and the topics vary from using different eLearning tools to exploring different strategies to engage students in the online classroom.

At a minimum faculty will need a computer with speakers to listen to the presenters. Questions can be posted in a chat window. We recommend that faculty purchase a headset with microphone (they can be purchased for about $20) if they intend to hold sessions for their students in WebEx.

  • Online, synchronous, one hour
  • Facilitated by Global Online staff or faculty guest speakers

You should attend these sessions if...

  • You are interested in learning more about the tool or strategy being presented.
  • You are interested in learning how you might use WebEx in your online course.
All Levels - On-Site Workshops

We can bring the workshop to you. Schedule your small group today!