Sample Courses

Overview

Located below, you will find two downloadable sample course cartridges for an online faculty development course. These sample courses are based on UCF’s IDL6543 Professional Development course used to certify faculty to teach blended or completely online courses at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The content provided is of the same high quality that UCF has used to train its own faculty. These course are a distillation of the key elements found in IDL6543 that other institutions may use—as is, or modified—to train their own faculty. Each organization has its own unique context and needs, so please consider completing the Decision Guide first to determine the best approach for you.

Course Comparison Chart

Course Title Sample Course Sample Course Lite
Length 10 Weeks 5 Weeks
Facilitation Facilitated Self Paced or Facilitated
Interactions Student-to-Instructor
Student-to-Student
Student-to-Content
Student-to-Other
Optional Interactions embedded
Activities and Assessment   Approximately 80 hours Approximately 40 hours
Pacing 10 Weeks – Sequential Self-Paced/Flexible

Sample Course

Course Preview

A read only version of the sample course is available for you to preview before downloading. Please note that assignments and some of the other course resources will not be accessible until you download and import the course cartridge.

IMS Common Cartridge

Please use the link below to download the course cartridge following these Instructions.

Sample Course Lite

Course Preview

A read only version of the sample course is available for you to preview before downloading. Please note that assignments and some of the other course resources will not be accessible until you download and import the course cartridge.

IMS Common Cartridge

Please use the link below to download the course cartridge following these Instructions.

Implementation Guide

The courses have been created in the Instructure Canvas learning management system (LMS) and were exported using IMS common cartridge standards so that they may be imported into other systems in addition to Canvas. These digital packages can then be uploaded to each institution’s learning management system and deployed in the manner that best meets the respective institutions’ needs: as a fully facilitated online course, as a self-paced supplement to face-to-face workshops, as the online component of a blended program, etc.

A few tips when using the course cartridges:

  • The course refers to Instructional Designer (ID) Consultations. ID Consultation Checklists are located in the Files area of the course
  • The course refers to a face-to-face showcase, a sample agenda/script for the showcase can be found in the Files area of the course.
  • The course has several “find & replace” content areas where adopters can customize the course title, department, institution and LMS. These replacements are highlighted as follows:
    • <Replace – Course Title>
    • <Replace – Department Name>
    • <Replace – Institution Name>
    • <Replace – Your LMS>
  • It is suggested that the course be checked prior to each delivery for broken content links. This can be done in Canvas using “Validate Links in Content.”
  • The course content has been licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Please adhere to the license policy when using the TOPkit Sample Course materials.
TOPKit Sample Course was prepared by the University of Central Florida (UCF). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (Links to an external site.).

Summary

These sample courses are for you!  Please feel free to use the materials as needed.

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References

Bauer, S. & Sugar, A. (2012 April). Professional Development for Preparing Online Faculty. Conference Presenter at USDLA 2012 National Conference, Hilton St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/idl6543redesign/

Bauer, S., Chen, B., & Sugar, A. Effective Faculty Development through Strategies for Engagement and Satisfaction. EDUCAUSE Review Online, September 2012.