Institutional

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Accessibility for facilitating

How this will help: Describe the key features of an accessible course. Identify ways to ensure a course you are teaching, but didn’t design, is accessible for all learners. Know where to find resources on accessible teaching at the University. The basics Although accessibility is a key consideration when designing a course, if you are […]

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Planning for credit hours

How this will help: Understand why the workload for an online course may feel different. Estimate the workload for students in an online course. The basics How do you know how much work is in a credit hour? For many of us, credit hours indicate how long and often your class meets in person. What […]

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Online teaching & emergency remote teaching

How this will help: Define some vocabulary around online teaching and learning. The basics Emergency remote teaching In March of 2020, the University of Michigan went online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the delivery of classes took place online, it was not the same as the type of learning experiences that come from a […]

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Copyright

How this will help: Understand how copyright impacts the items you include in your course. The basics The copyright law exceptions for teaching are different for teaching online than they are for teaching face-to-face courses. Assumptions about copyright that you may have about teaching in a face-to-face setting may not apply in the same way […]

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Finding open educational resources

How this will help: Identify the benefits to using open educational resources. Locate available open resources that can be used in a course. The basics The cost of textbooks and other learning materials can be a major barrier for students who cannot afford required or supplemental resources. Luckily, as the online world grows more vast, […]

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