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During Campus Service Interruptions

This fall the UNC System is offering Designing Effective Online Courses, an online workshop to support faculty and staff across the System in moving their courses to an online format. The first workshop starts Oct 5 and the second begins on Nov 30. Registration is now open. The workshop is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

Who Should Attend: This workshop will provide faculty and staff with information, tools, and experiences that will help them to be more successful—and more comfortable—teaching online.

Because time is of the essence, the UNC System Division of Academic Affairs, and its Digital Learning Initiative, have designed this workshop to focus on the most essential topics any faculty member will need to move their courses online quickly and effectively. The material will be aimed at instructors who have minimal proficiency leading online learning environments, but experienced instructors will also find new tips, hot topics, and useful activities.

When: The next sessions of this workshop begin on October 5 and then again on November 30. Based on feedback from previous participants, there will be a two-week and a four-week pacing of the course for the October session and only a two week pacing for the November session. Participants can finish the work at their own pace, but they are encouraged to complete the course within the two or four week time frames in order to take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty members.

What You’ll Experience:

  • An interactive, hands-on, workshop approach
  • A chance to create and build usable course assets throughout the workshop
  • The opportunity to experience online teaching best practices from the student perspective
  • A model of flexible course design that provides ample time for collaboration while also allowing participants to set their own pace

Learn More: The attached syllabus provides additional detail. Visit the Digital Learning Initiative website to register.