This page will give you everything you need to get your Course Syllabus posted in Brightspace.
Teaching live online presents its own challenges. Learn more about evidence-based practices that can help you engage learners while working with Zoom and other technologies.
Before you begin teaching an online course for the first time, learn more about how this modality is different than teaching face to face and get to know students who typically take online courses at USM.
The steps listed in our recommended course design process will help you make crucial decisions before you begin developing your course’s materials and assessments.
Our Course Delivery Chart illustrates the “modes” that USM instructors have available for delivering a course and the factors that define each one.
As you prepare to build your online course, it will help to visualize what the online learning experience is like from both student and instructor perspectives so you can better balance its workload and pace its content.
Writing learning objectives and establishing alignment between them and your materials and assignments is one of the most essential parts of course design.
Active learning is referenced in CTEL’s course design evaluation form, and it’s also incorporated in the Quality Matters rubric. But why should you use active learning strategies and activities, and how can you incorporate them in your course?
This guide contains most of what you need to know about adding content and media to your course so that all of your students will be able to access and use it with as much ease as possible.
If Learning Objectives describe what students will do, and your course content demonstrates how to do it, then Assessment measures whether or not your students have met the course learning objectives.
Concerned about your students falling behind in your course because of snow days? Here are a few easy-to-implement ideas that can help keep your course on schedule.
Learn about technology resources available to USM faculty and important policies new instructors need to know.