TOL4100 is designed to help you learn to navigate and become
familiar with the most-used tools in Blackboard for designing web-enhanced,
hybrid and online courses. This course offers a basic overview of the
Blackboard Learn system presented in six learning modules:
After completing this course you should be able to:
There are two main sections of this course:
The Portfolio section of the course details the instructions
for the Blackboard development (DEV) course you will create and use to
demonstrate your mastery of the tools in Blackboard.
The Learning Modules consist of tutorials
and practice activities that will help you complete the portfolio assignments.
Self-paced course; register and start at any time. 6 – 8 hours.
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This course was designed primarily for part-time faculty. Participants learn about the important pedagogical, logistical, and technological issues involved in delivering effective online courses.
The goal of TOL6100 is to prepare instructors to develop and deliver high-quality distance learning. In order to meet that goal, instructors need quality training on common pedagogical, logistical, and technological strategies. This intensive seminar covers pedagogy, course design, instructional strategies, communication strategies, and online assessment. The prerequisite course TOL 4100 Blackboard Online Workshop (online) must be completed prior to the start date of the TOL 6100 course.
TOL6100 is offered in a hybrid format that includes a face-to-face kickoff day, five online modules, a face-to-face roundtable discussion (half day), and face-to-face culminating presentation day. Throughout the seminar, participants will participate in individual instructional design consultations - including graphic and media development support.
TOL7100** is a self-paced online seminar
course designed to assist faculty with their development of a high-quality
distance learning course. The objective of TOL7100 is that participants design
and develop an online course and complete a successful Quality Matters course review
within one year of TOL7100 start date. **TOL6100 is a required prerequisite.
apply at any point after TOL6100 completion for entry into TOL7100. A maximum of 50 applicants will be accepted in
each fiscal year. Chair support to offer the course in a distance learning format is required.
The CIRT Events schedule provides additional opportunities for ongoing professional development from CIRT staff in addition to webinars from national organizations including the Educause Learning Initiative, Academic Impressions, the Sloan Foundation, and the New Media Consortium.
Alumni of TOL 6100 may apply for a seat in the national iON Master Online Teacher certificate program. This rigorous 18-month program recognizes and certifies faculty, staff, and administrators who achieve a measurable level of knowledge related to online course design, online instruction, and other issues related to online teaching and learning. A limited number of spots will be funded each year and stipends available to participants. Faculty who achieve national certification are expected to provide service to the university community in the form of mentoring, course review, and/or workshop delivery. Contact CIRT for more information.
National Certification provided by the Illinois Online Network.
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