Faculty Resources for Teaching in Courses

REQUIRED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

FOR TEACHING IN THE COURSES SYSTEM

STEP 1

KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

Check with your academic office or center staff to confirm which specific levels / certificates you need.

The university requires that all faculty complete the Essentials of Teaching in Courses level of faculty enrichment. Your specific academic office or center has specific requirements and deadlines, so it is your responsibility to stay in contact with them to find out these important details.

If you’re unfamiliar with your academic office or center staff, you can begin by using the university contact directory, which you can view by Department or view by Location.

STEP 2

COMPLETE THE SELF-PACED COURSE

With the specific deadline & requirements of your academic office or center staff in mind, complete online, self-paced Teaching in Courses faculty enrichment course.

Further guidance is provided inside the course, so pay close attention.

Faculty-Resources-Widget-ScreenshotYou can always return to the course for review in Courses by clicking My Home in the upper left, and finding the course in the Faculty Resources widget on your My Home page.

STEP 3

ACCESS YOUR CERTIFICATE

At the end of each level, there is a Wrap-up activity. You must successfully complete the Wrap-up activity in order to earn a certificate for the level, and unlock the next level of enrichment.

You will receive an alert in the course and in your email whenever you have been awarded a certificate, which will contain instructions for retrieving it.

Once you’ve have earned the Essentials of Teaching in Courses certificate, the next level (Savvy) will be unlocked in the Content tool. Once you’ve earned the Savvy Certificate, the next level (Sage) will be unlocked in the Content tool.

Each Monday, the Faculty Development & Enrichment staff will tabulate level completion in the course, and will update Courses system accounts to unlock the new features at each level.

If you've already completed Teaching in Courses training...

If you’ve already completed Teaching in Courses Essentials, Savvy, or Sage training, we’ve already pre-enrolled you in the new Teaching in Courses faculty enrichment course, and marked you complete.

You should have received notification about your training certificate of completion.

You can access the Teaching in Courses faculty enrichment course from the Faculty Resources widget, located in the right column on your Courses My Home page.

In the Teaching in Courses faculty enrichment course, you can:

  • Access / print your Teaching in Courses Essentials certificate
  • Review tutorials & practice simulations
  • Continue learning about teaching in Courses and earning optional certificates (Savvy, Sage)

If you haven't already completed Teaching in Courses training...

If you haven’t yet completed Teaching in Courses Essentials, Savvy, or Sage training, you’ll need to self-register for the new Teaching in Courses faculty enrichment course.

You can access the self-registration for the Teaching in Courses faculty enrichment course from the Faculty Resources widget, located in the right column on your Courses My Home page.

In the Teaching in Courses faculty enrichment course, you can:

  • Learn the skills that you need to teach with Courses
  • Practice simulated Courses teaching activities
  • Earn your Teaching in Courses Essentials Certificate (required)
  • Earn your Teaching in Courses Savvy & Sage Certificates (optional)

Courses Training Levels

Participants will demonstrate the essential skills needed to teach using Courses, including:

  • Navigating the environment
  • Configuring your personal settings
  • Setting up your course
  • Communicating with students
  • Collecting documents in dropbox folders
  • Delivering quizzes
  • Grading

This is the first tier (Essentials) in a series of 3 tiers of training related to teaching in Courses.

Participants will demonstrate the skills needed to be a savvy instructor in Courses, including:

  • Setting up your course
  • Communicating with students
  • Managing a course calender
  • Managing files and folders
  • Managing course content topics and modules
  • Managing a library of quiz questions
  • Managing groups of students
  • Monitoring student progress

This is the second tier (Savvy) in a series of 3 tiers of training related to teaching in Courses.

Participants will demonstrate the skills needed to be a sage instructor in Courses, including:

  • Conditionally releasing content
  • Personalizing content with replacement strings
  • Inserting multimedia and other rich content
  • Using the Manage Files area
  • Using Groups to organize students
  • Using FAQs, Glossaries, & Links
  • Using Intelligent Agents

This is the third tier (Sage) in a series of 3 tiers of training related to teaching in Courses.

Discover which Tools & Abilities are Unlocked at Each Courses Training Level

ESSENTIALS

INSTRUCTORS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE TEACHING IN COURSES ESSENTIALS TRAINING WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Build Assignment Submission Folders
  • Build Discussions
  • Use News tool
  • Build Quizzes
  • Build Self Assessments
  • Use Grades tool
  • View User Progress
  • Use the Classlist tool
  • Manage Groups
  • Use Calendar
  • Use Chat tool
  • Use the Manage Dates tool
  • Use Broken Links tool
  • Import, Export & Copy Components
  • Build Rubrics
  • View Competencies
  • Manage Content (Modules & Topics)
  • Upload course files

SAVVY

INSTRUCTORS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE TEACHING IN COURSES SAVVY TRAINING WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Build Assignment Submission Folders
  • Build Discussions
  • Use News tool
  • Build Quizzes
  • Build Self Assessments
  • Use Grades tool
  • View User Progress
  • Use Classlist tool
  • Manage Groups
  • Use Calendar
  • Use Chat tool
  • Use the Manage Dates tool
  • Use Broken Links tool
  • Import, Export & Copy Components
  • Build Rubrics
  • View Competencies
  • Manage Content (Modules & Topics)
  • Upload course files
  • Associate Activities with Competencies
  • Edit, Delete & Manage course files
  • Use Attendance tool
  • Build Checklists
  • Build Surveys
  • Build Glossaries
  • Build Links
  • Build FAQs
  • Use Book Management
  • Link to External Learning Tools
  • Modify Navigation & Theme
  • Use Course Builder
  • Use Course Design Accelerator
  • Use Instructional Design Wizard
  • Use Learning Activity Library
  • Build Intelligent Agents
  • Issue Awards

SAGE

INSTRUCTORS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE TEACHING IN COURSES SAGE TRAINING WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Build Assignment Submission Folders
  • Build Discussions
  • Use News tool
  • Build Quizzes
  • Build Self Assessments
  • Use Grades tool
  • View User Progress
  • Use Classlist tool
  • Manage Groups
  • Use Calendar
  • Use Chat tool
  • Use the Manage Dates tool
  • Use Broken Links tool
  • Import, Export & Copy Components
  • Build Rubrics
  • View Competencies
  • Mangage Content (Modules & Topics)
  • Upload course files
  • Build Content
  • Associate Activities with Competencies
  • Edit, Delete & Manage course files
  • Use Attendance tool
  • Build Checklists
  • Build Surveys
  • Build Glossaries
  • Build Links
  • Build FAQs
  • Use Book Management
  • Link to External Learning Tools
  • Modify Navigation & Theme
  • Use Course Builder
  • Use Course Design Accelerator
  • Use Instructional Design Wizard
  • Use Learning Activity Library
  • Build Intelligent Agents
  • Issue Awards
  • Create & Manage Awards
  • Build Custom Links
  • Share Rubrics
  • Build Competencies & Objectives