Online and Blended Teaching Program – Part 3

Date(s) - 03/06/2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

UWM Libraries E175


Dylan Barth

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Are you scheduled to teach an online or blended course? If so, the Online and Blended Teaching Program can help! The Online and Blended Teaching Program is a multi-day program that focuses on helping instructors redesign their courses for the online or blended format using pedagogically-effective methods and practices.

Participants should plan to attend three face-to-face meetings on the following dates:

  • February 6, 9a-2p
  • February 20, 9a-2p
  • March 6, 9a-2p

Each face-to-face session will consist of two parts. During the first part of each session (9am-noon), program facilitators will lead discussions and activities focused on key pedagogical considerations for online and blended instruction. Topics discussed over the course of the program include:

  • Using backward design for learning module creation
  • Delivering digital content
  • Developing effective online assignments and activities
  • Assessing student assignments
  • Managing instructor workload
  • Supporting students
  • Building presence and community
  • Evaluating courses

During the second part of each face-to-face session (12:30pm-2:00pm), program facilitators will provide optional technical training for key technologies often used in online and blended courses. Attendance for technical training is NOT required but certainly recommended! Technical training will include:

  • Creating news announcements in D2L
  • Uploading content in D2L
  • Using the D2L gradebook
  • Creating groups and discussions in D2L
  • Developing course content
  • Using D2L rubrics
  • Developing surveys for course evaluation

Participants should also plan to engage in online activities between the face-to-face sessions. These activities will require 2-3 hours per week and will include:

  • Viewing presentations and reading articles
  • Taking a quiz on content, activities, and assessment
  • Participating in asynchronous discussion forums
  • Developing a usable learning module for a redesigned course

By registering for this event, you are registering for all three dates (2/6, 2/20, and 3/6), even though the e-mail confirmation will only have the first date (due to registration system limitations).

Please register for all parts of this event at: For more information, or to request special accommodations, please contact Dylan Barth at 414-229-4319.