All faculty are required to attend training according to the TMCC Standards for Online Instruction.
Please visit the Professional Development Office to view the training schedule.
Training is an important part to teaching effectively online. WebCollege encourages faculty to attend workshops each semester in order to ensure the quality and effectiveness of our online classes. The workshops below are offered each semester by the WebCollege staff.
Canvas I, II, III
A requirement for online instructors, this one-day workshop covers Canvas basics for those who would like to learn about all system features in one single training. Content is geared toward faculty who currently teach online, or are developing an online course for an upcoming semester. We will address basic Canvas features including: global navigation, preferences, general course navigation, creating assessments (quizzes, discussions, and assignment submissions), and rubric application. The workshop will conclude with an overview of test banks, Canvas resources, and any additional questions. *Supporting Faculty Standards for Online Instruction include: 1.1|3.4
Tips & Tricks to Online Course Design: Consistency in Course Presentation and Student Navigation
This two-week, online workshop offers participants a background on pedagogy behind consistency in course presentation, as well as an examination of how a universal student landing page can create clear navigation paths for eLearners. As educators, we never want technology to be a barrier to succeeding in an online course. The available technology in an online learning management system (LMS), if used mindfully, can support and streamline the achievement of your anticipated learning outcomes. *Supporting Faculty Standards for Online Instruction include: 1.2|2.1|2.2|2.3|2.4
Tips & Tricks to Online Course Design: Creating a Road Map
This three-week, online workshop offers a $150 stipend upon completion of all three modules. Participants will receive recommendations for a systematic approach to using course framework fundamentals and measurable learning objectives as a guiding force in course design. During this workshop, participants will learn to identify the fundamentals of course framework and the purpose of clear expectations. Learners will also examine pedagogy in carefully crafted learning objectives and mindful online course design, and perform a basic instructional analysis and develop a course road map to content alignment. *Supporting Faculty Standards for Online Instruction include: 1.2|3.4|3.5|3.6
Tips & Tricks to Online Course Design: Increasing Interactivity and Student Engagement
This two-week, online workshop offers a $150 stipend upon completion of both modules, and will explore the significance of developing a clear communication plan for your online classroom. Levels of student engagement and success can stem from clearly expressing expectations for student and instructor interaction throughout the course. Learning activities and assignments provide ideal opportunities for interaction and relationship building, which is critical to creating a sense of community in an online course. This workshop will also share tips and tricks for stepping away from mundane discussion boards and anticlimactic online assignments in the online classroom. *Supporting Faculty Standards for Online Instruction include: 1.2 | 2.3 | 3.4 | 3.6 | 4.2 | 4.4 | 4.7 | 4.8 | 5.6
Creating Accessible Content in your Online Class
This four-week, online workshop provides a foundation for creating accessible content that is universally designed and inclusive of all learners. An overview of assistive technologies is included, along with multimedia demonstrations of application and use in online courses. The basic principles covered in this course can be applied to any Learning Management System, as well as accompanying content which has been uploaded using external software tools. Upon completion of all content, a $150 stipend will be provided. *Supporting Faculty Standards for Online Instruction include: 1.2|2.5|2.7|5.5
Delivering Effective Online Courses
Interested in improving your online instruction? This four-week, online workshop is designed to help faculty enhance the delivery of online courses using a proactive course management approach. Faculty who communicate often and appropriately with online learners will boost student engagement and promote a more effective learning environment. These modules will focus on a variety of techniques to ensure eLearners are successful. The workshop will address various best practices for online course design and will exercise select strategies. This is a hands-on workshop and participants will need an active or cloned course in which to practice new skills. Upon completion of all content, a $150 stipend will be provided. *Supporting Faculty Standards for Online Instruction include: 1.2|3.4|4.1|4.2|4.4|4.5
Designing Your Online Course: A Quality Matters (QM) Workshop
This two-week, online workshop offers a $150 stipend upon completion, and will offer faculty information on the QM Rubric and how to apply the Essential Specific Review Standards to the design of an online course. Participants will identify critical components that support course- and module-level learning objectives, and walk away with a course development plan that can be immediately used to design an online course. During this workshop, participants will: 1) Identify the origin and scope of Quality Matters; 2) Apply the essential QM Rubric Specific Review Standards to online course design; 3) Discuss the structure to be used for organizing your online course; 4) Create a course plan for developing your online course; and 5) Align one module for development. *Supporting Faculty Standards for Online Instruction include: 1.2 | 1.3 | 2.6 | 3.1 | 3.3 | 3.5 | 3.6 | 4.7 | 4.8 | 5.1 | 5.2 | 5.5
Improving your Online Course: A Quality Matters (QM) Workshop
This workshop, required after teaching online three semesters, explores the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and provides a framework for improving course quality. Faculty can choose to take this face-to-face or online. During this workshop, participants will: 1) Recognize the foundational concepts of QM; 2) Apply the essential Specific Review Standards of the QM Rubric to your own online course; 3) Describe the alignment of at least one module/unit in your online course; and 4) Prioritize improvements to your online course. Eligible faculty must have an online course that has been offered at least once, as this is required in order to utilize the self-review and apply the QM rubric. Upon completion of all content, a $150 stipend will be provided. *Supporting Faculty Standards for Online Instruction include: 1.2|1.3|2.6|3.1|3.3|3.5|3.6|4.7|4.8| 5.1|5.2|5.5
Creating Classroom Videos
Create simple introduction videos or elaborate lectures and presentations using Kaltura. This program offers features such as recorded screen sharing for PowerPoint presentations and auto-captioning for accessibility. Learn how to use this tool right from your Canvas course and how to share your creations with your students. Please contact us for assistance.
* Supporting standards refer to TMCC’s Faculty Standards for Online Instruction.