Wilkes University

REMINDER: OTTL Offers Faculty Development Opportunities

New Faculty Workshop from OTTL:

TUESDAY, JUNE 30 AT 11 AM: Using a Template to Develop Your Online CourseLooking for a more systematized approach to help you build your online course? Need some guidance for what to include and where to put it? Maybe you are considering building an online back-up to your face-to-face course just in case. OTTL has customized a D2L template that will make the course development process much easier for you. We have created a process along with modifiable boilerplate information, module outlines and a getting started checklist to guide you through the components of creating your virtual or digital course. This template will support fully online, hybrid or face-to-face courses. Attend this workshop on Tuesday, June 30 at 11 AM to learn more about how to use this template and all of its features. Afterwards, you can request OTTL to add this template to your fall course shells so you can begin working with it right away. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99581211306? pwd= N1Q4eCtiMGt1MWRXVkZaUHZoQm0wQT 09 Password: 713943

OTTL reminds faculty about the various opportunities for developing your skills and enhancing your knowledge to develop and teach any online components you plan to have this fall. 

Facilitating Learning Online course | Become familiar with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively facilitate an online course by enrolling in FLO - Facilitating Learning Online. This three-week, fully online, asynchronous course will engage you in learning about tried, tested and research-based practices in online instruction and design that you can also apply now as you develop your online content. Several sessions are still available:

  • July 6 - August 2
  • July 13 - August 9

Right now, both of these sessions have low enrollment so we encourage anyone interested to please sign up. We may need to combine these sections to get sufficient numbers to achieve a positive and worthwhile experience for all involved. SIGN UP TODAY! Be sure you are signed in to your Wilkes account before you try to register.

D2L Brightspace Subscription Training | Take your knowledge of D2L/LIVE to the next level with this tiered, modular training to support your continued technical development with LIVE. Use subscription training to learn at your own pace with on-demand or facilitated courses. Create your own training path to learn how to save time with grading, re-use lessons, accept electronic submissions, quiz your students securely, track students’ progress and much more. Join the Brightspace Community by following the link and instructions you received from them on May 28 or visit Community.brightspace. com to create your account. Once your account is created, log in and access subscription training by clicking on the Learning Center link from the menu bar along the top, then click on the blue subscription training box on the right. You can then explore by topic/tool or follow a recommended path for instructors.

Don’t forget to visit the Online Teaching Contingency website for many resources including facilitation tips, various content/discipline-specific resources and more!