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.
CELT Teaching Tip • Summer Edition II • June 15, 2020
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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.

Topics
  • Online Course Essentials (ONCE) and the ISU course template
  • Fundamental course design tools, processes, and support
  • Learning Assessments Techniques (LAT)
  • Transparent teaching framework (Transparency in Learning and Teaching)
  • Inclusion and accessibility

Objectives
  • Describe the primary dimensions of learner-centered course design.
  • Use the tools and course design processes (e.g., ISU Template, worksheets, Quality Matters rubric)
  • Align assessments, engagement strategies, and learning objectives that promote college students' success.
  • Implement inclusive pedagogical components into a course (e.g., inclusive syllabus, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning principles).
  • Locate ISU's teaching and learning support resources.

Who can attend?
  • Each offering of the four-day Course Design Institute* is open to 20 faculty or staff (with teaching responsibilities) from Iowa State University.
  • The Condensed Course Design Clinic is open to anyone interested in teaching and course design at Iowa State University.
  • All disciplines are welcome and encouraged to participate in either of the offerings.

Benefits
  • Receive a certificate of completion and recognition of participation shared with their department chair(s).
  • Customize your Canvas course using the highly adaptable ISU Template in preparation for Fall 2020.
  • Build or assess your course design using the Quality Matters Self-Review tool.
  • Connect with peers.
  • *Participants who fully engage in the four-day Institute and complete all of the requirements listed below will receive a $500 professional development stipend from the Senior Vice President and Provost. Note: This benefit is only available to those who complete the Institute.

Requirements for completion
  • Commit to and engage in each of the Institute’s 60-minute synchronous hands-on workshops (held over four days) or the Clinic’s scheduled event.
  • Consider attending at least one of the optional guided discussions or open labs.
  • Proceed with your course (re)design work.
  • Explore the self-paced Canvas course with curated instructional materials and resources.
  • *Complete the Self-Review Evaluation Tool on your own and submit the PDF document to CELT within seven (7) days following the Institute. CELT will send an acknowledgment of completion to you, as well as directions for your departmental administrator to initiate the transferring of the $500 professional development stipend from the Senior Vice President and Provost.

When are the Institutes or the Clinic?
  • The full 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 and open labs (individual and group consultations). 
  • The Condensed Course Design Clinic will meet once for approximately four hours total.

Choose from one of these Institutes or the Clinic:
  • June 22-25: Register via this June 22-25 Webex registration form. We will meet daily from 9-10 a.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop (required) followed by a 30-minute guided discussion and Open Labs (individual and group consultations).
  • July 13-16: Register via this July 13-16 Webex registration form. We will meet daily from 1-2 p.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop (required) followed by a 30-minute guided discussion and Open Labs (individual and group consultations).
  • August 3-6: Register via this August 3-6 Webex registration form. We will meet daily from 9-10 a.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop (required) followed by a 30-minute guided discussion and Open Labs (individual and group consultations).
  • CELT Condensed Course Design Clinic, August 11: Register via this August 11 Webex registration form. We will meet from 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop followed by Open Labs (individual and group consultations).

Extend Your Learning

For more information, visit the CELT Summer Course Design Institute (2020) page .
CELT 2020 Summer Programs
Register for the events listed below by searching CELT’s Upcoming Events page or CELT’s channel on the ISU Events Calendar .

Course Design: Design, re-design, and maximize your online courses!
  • CELT’s Summer Course Design Institute, Jun. 22-25, Jul. 13-16, Aug.3-6, or CELT Condensed Course Design Clinic, Aug. 11 (8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) (http://bit.ly/celt-cdi2020)
  • Discover the top 10 tips for creating accessible course content, Jun. 29 (12:10-1 p.m.), or Aug. 6 (3:10-4 p.m.)
  • Incorporating active learning into online teaching, Jul. 23 (12:10-1 p.m.), or Aug. 12 (3:10-4 p.m.)
  • Introduction to blended teaching, Jul. 8, 15, 22, & 29 (3:10-4 p.m.) 
  • Online Course Essentials (ONCE) using the ISU course template, Jun. 30 (2-3:15 p.m.), Jul. 30 (1-2:15 p.m.), or submit a departmental ONCE course design workshop request form (https://bit.ly/2WpndQt).
  • Quality Matters: Improving your online course, Jun. 17 (1-5 p.m.), Jul. 10 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), or Aug. 13 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Strategies for quizzes & exams in Canvas, Jul. 14 (3-4 p.m.), Jul. 29 (1-2 p.m.), Aug. 13 (9-10 a.m.)

Technology Tools & Strategies: Enhance your teaching, no matter the modality!

Engage Students: With the content, instructor, and fellow students
  • Effectively managing disruptive conduct in learning spaces, Aug. 5 (12:10-1 p.m.)
  • Series, Online Team-Based learning (TBL) (Meghan Gillette), Jun. 23, 24 & 25 (1-4 p.m.) 

Equity & Inclusion: Enhance your teaching practices
  • Building an inclusive & learner-centered syllabus, Jul. 21 (3:10-4 p.m.), or Aug. 6 (1:10-2 p.m.)
  • Create an inclusive learning environment, Jun. 30 (12:10-1 p.m.), or Aug. 6 (2:10-3 p.m.) 
  • Navigating controversial topics in the classroom, Aug. 5 (2:10-3 p.m.)

Mindfulness & Contemplative Pedagogy: Deepen awareness and insight
  • Student online learning during COVID-19: The benefits of mindfulness, Jul. 22 (1-2 p.m.)

Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching Webinar Series
The series is brought to you by Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning , Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching .
  • Tips and tricks for building online courses, Jun. 19 (3-4 p.m.)
  • Conceptualizing diversity in higher education (Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching Series), Jun. 26 (3-4 p.m.)
  • Taking field experiences online, Jun. 30 (1-2 p.m.)
  •  Fostering student motivation, Jul. 3 (3-4 p.m.)
  • How flipped classes can transition seamlessly to remote instruction, Jul 10 (3-4 p.m.)

Workshop, Online Course Essentials (ONCE) Course Design
This virtual workshop incorporates the Online Course Essentials (ONCE) in course design and integrating the ISU Template for teaching.
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 .

 Series Objectives
  • Identify tools to help instructors manage a blended or online classroom.
  • Align tool usage to course objectives.
  • Implement inclusive pedagogical components into a course (e.g., inclusive examples, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning principles).
  • Locate ISU’s teaching and learning support resources.

30-minute teaching topics held on Thursdays, Jun. 18-Aug. 13 (3-3:30 p.m.)
Registration information is found on each event ISU calendar entry below
  1. Jun. 18: Communication (Email vs ….) (Canvas, MS Teams, Webex, Piazza, Live Chat)
  2. Jun. 25: Study tools (Quizlet, StudyMate, H5P)
  3. Jul. 2: Engagement (Top Hat, Webex, Echo 360)
  4. Jul. 9: Collaboration (Canvas groups, CyBox, G Suite, MS Teams)
  5. Jul. 16: Discussions (Canvas discussions, Piazza, VoiceThread, Top Hat)
  6. Jul. 23: Grading tricks & tips (Rubrics, using a tablet, interactive feedback, Canvas Mastery Paths)
  7. Jul. 30: Peer review (Canvas assignments, groups, peer review)
  8. Aug. 6: Using video for content, presentations, & performances (Studio, Webex, Zoom)
  9. Aug. 13: Effective virtual student/office hours (Scheduling w/ Webex, sync/async, live chat)
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Where to go for support
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For help with the Canvas, contact Canvas Support via the ?Help menu in Canvas:
  • Chat with Canvas Support use the live chat tool
  • Ticket support. Open the ?Help menu in Canvas and click Report a Problem
  • 24/7 phone support. Call 515-294-4000 (listen to prompts to connect to Canvas support).
  • Find answers to common questions in the Canvas Instructor Guides.

For help with the Start-of-semester checklist and using ISU Admin Tools for enrolling students contact the ISU Solution Center:
  • Email solution@iastate.edu
  • Call 515-294-4000 and follow the prompts to receive support from Solution Center staff

To receive one-to-one assistance, contact the CELT Response Team
  • Call us through the CELT Response Team 515-294-5357 (Summer, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.). We have staff across campus willing to assist. If needed, the campus partners will meet with you virtually using Webex.
  • Additionally, you may wish to contact one of the support units directly. Please note which program, department, or college each unit serves and contact the unit for your area.
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