For eLearning Curriculum Courses
Checklist for Teaching eLearning Courses
|Tutorials and Resources
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|6-2 weeks before semester begins||Course shells:
Click here for CAW if you wish to request a master. Click on the Blackboard or Moodle tab, then click on Request Master and complete the form.
|Read new semester timeline for important LMS (Blackboard / Moodle) dates.||Click here for LMS timeline Activities|
|After shell creation, if you want to combine multiple course sections, make sure you know and follow your program's policy. Requests are made in CAW (Course Administrative WebTools area). NOTE: the Instructional Method for your course must be IN, TW, or TR(WB) in order to combine shells. If you do not see your course in the combine listing, please check that the Instructional Method code is correct in the COD.||Click here for CAW|
|If you are using the Moodle LMS you must (Moodlize) request a Moodle shell in CAW. NOTE: the Instructional Method for your course must be IN, HY, TW, or TR(WB) in order to Moodleize. If you do not see your course in the Moodleize listing, please check that the Instructional Method code is correct in the COD.
Click here for CAW
Click here for Moodle tutorial
|Important: If you are teaching a fully online (IN) or hybrid (HY) course where the only in-person requirement is testing, be sure that you have an EVA activity and that your students complete it on or before the 10% Census date. Students should not be allowed to work in the course until they have completed the EVA.
||Click here for instructions regarding the EVA.|
|6- 4 weeks before semester begins||COPY YOUR COURSE(S), as soon as shells become available (typically 4-weeks before the semester begins). NOTE: if you are combining sections, combine first, then copy into the combined shell.
||Click here for Bb course copy handout
Click here for Moodle
|Preparing Course(s) in New Shell(s)|
|2-1 week(s) before semester begins||Once you have copied the course content from the Master or previous semester shell into this new course, you need to update it:
Check LMS timeline for outage dates and plan deadlines accordingly.
|7-1 days before semester begins||If desired, contact students with first day instructions before class start date. Please remind them that they will not see the courses in the LMS until the official start date. See student email list on CAW site.||Click here for information regarding Class Email Lists|
|Make sure you understand the current attendance guidelines and procedures. NOTE: they are different for face-to-face and online courses.||Watch the tutorial in LearnerWeb: Click on Course Catalog; Search for Attendance; click on Employee Online Learning|
|Communicate schedule of on-campus student Blackboard Practice sessions and/or direct students to the new online Student Orientation.||Click here for schedule of on-campus Blackboard Practice Sessions
Click here for online student orientation
|First Day of Class|
|First Day of Class||Students will be activated in Bb or Moodle courses on the official course start date as indicated on course COD.||Your official course roster is available in WebEmployee.|
|Make sure you post a welcome announcement and contact your students on the first day of class.||Click here for how to create an announcement in Bb. Click here for Moodle|
|Course Shell Availability
Click here for instructions regarding the redirect link in the unused Blackboard course.
A few days prior to your 10% - Census date, contact any students who have not completed the EVA and urge them to do so. Students who do not complete the EVA cannot be counted as Present and should not be allowed to continue working in the course.
Enter WN grades for students who have not completed the EVA by the 10% census date.
|for instructions regarding the EVA.|
|Ask students to complete the online student opinion survey when it is made available.|
|Complete STAR reporting/mid-term reviews. Contact your division office for instructions and deadlines.
||QEP Reporting calendar|
|24 hours after last class||Recommended though not required: Archive or backup your current course.|
|Download current course Gradebook, as backup.||Click here for Bb tutorial (scroll down to How to Download Grades)
Click here for Moodle
|Enter final grades into online grading system through Web Employee.||Click here for instructions|
|Contact an Instructional Developer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.330.6111 if you have questions.|