Prepare for Fall 2020 by engaging in summer CELT programs (Teaching Tip)

CELT Summer Course Design Institute (2020)

The CELT Course Design Institute (CDI) focuses on course planning, building a student-centered course in Canvas, active engagement strategies, learning assessment techniques, designing a learner-centered syllabus, and implementing accessibility. The Course Design Institute is for four days. Each day consists of a required engagement in a 60-minute synchronous hands-on workshop followed by an optional 30-minute guided discussion. CELT is also offering a Condensed Course Design Clinic, a faster-paced version of the Institute.

Participants seeking further engagement can request individual or group consultations with CELT staff and campus partners later in the day during open labs. CELT will enroll all participants in a self-paced Canvas course with curated support materials to support their work.

For more information, topics, benefits, program dates, and registration, visit the CELT Summer Course Design Institute (2020) page.

Online Course Essentials (ONCE) resources and workshops

ONCE is a simple ISU Course Template in Canvas and a straightforward process to aid instructors in including the must-have elements in their online courses. Whether a course is taught entirely online or as a combination of face-to-face lecture with online instructional materials, activities, and assessments, it can benefit from including these essential components.

Both the ISU course template and the Plan Your Course Worksheet contain a reference to the following online course essentials:

  • A direct relationship between the course’s learning objectives, assessments, learning activities, instructional materials, and technologies
  • A user-friendly, consistent, and accessible course navigation
  • Transparent learner expectations
  • Technical and academic support resources
  • ISU-branded course elements (this is not an essential element but a nice touch)

Built around the Essential 3-point Standards of the Quality Matters rubric, ONCE gives you all the online course essentials. Use ONCE so you can focus less on the technicalities of building an online course in Canvas and more on what matters the most – student learning.

Get started with the ONCE resources page or host/attend a ONCE workshop.

Choose your instructional tool adventure (30-minute teaching topics)

CELT’s Choose Your Instructional Tool Adventure focuses on various instructional strategies found on the CELT website and demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these tools in a Canvas course. Instructional support staff from across campus will facilitate each 30-minute byte. These 30-minutes builds on concepts covered in the Canvas Mini-Bytes training videos on the CELT instructional strategies pages.

View the topics, schedule, and register for the 30-minute teaching topics held on Thursdays, Jun. 18-Aug. 13 (3-3:30 p.m.)

Discover actionable insights with 20-Minute Mentors Commons

20-Minute Mentors are video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. Each video delivers actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules. Some of the most popular topics include: Classroom management, Assessment, grading and feedback, Course design, Active and engaged students, Inclusion, Universal Design for Learning, Building online classroom community, and more! Get started on your development via CELT’s 20-Minute Mentor Commons page.

Full Teaching Tip

View the published CELT Teaching Tip: Prepare for Fall 2020 by engaging in summer CELT programs (June 15, 2020 – Constant Contact) website.

Prefer a Print version?

To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document with web addresses, download the CELT Teaching Tip for June 15, 2020 (PDF).