Getting prepared to teach online for the first time? It can certainly seem like a daunting task. That’s where the Office of Online Learning can help! Our goal is to help you do what you do best – teach! We are happy to meet with anyone teaching a course at SAU to help design, develop, or improve their online course(s). Complete our Contact form, and we will reach out to schedule a time to meet by phone, in-person, or online.
From here, we recommend exploring our faculty resources to help get acclimated to the Blackboard and our other tools. Or, below you’ll find more information about our course development process as well as information about the Quality Matters workshop available to anyone teaching online courses at SAU.
Course Development Process
Our goals in the course development process are to keep the design of the course student-focused and match the faculty’s preferred teaching style. Here is a brief overview of our process:
By collaborating with Online Learning to develop or redesign your online course, you can expect the following:
- A course that meets the needs of a variety of learners.
- To develop skills with the tools and services needed to create innovative and engaging content.
- Better course alignment between outcomes, objectives, materials, activities, and assessment.
Complete our Contact form to schedule your course development meeting!
Quality Matters – Applying the QM Rubric Workshop
One way Online Learning helps faculty prepare to teach online is by providing all faculty the opportunity to complete Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) online workshop.
This two-week workshop helps faculty get familiarized with the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric, which was initially developed by online faculty from across the United States. Now, QM is internationally recognized and continues to improve its standards based on best-practices and research in online education.
*Completion of this workshop is required within the faculty’s first year of teaching online at SAU.