Guidance for faculty creating online or hybrid/blended courses.

Online Short Courses

  • Exploring Online Learning A two-week short course
  • Designing Your Hybrid/Blended Course, a one-week short course (page coming soon)

    Self-Guided Online Resources

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    In-person Seminars and Webinars (Register in FINS)

    eCampus offers seminars and webinars that cover a range of topics related to teaching and teaching online. Visit our Seminars and Webinars page to see more information including descriptions, scheduling, and information on how to register.

    ↕Developing and Facilitating Engaging Online Discussions (click to expand details)

    Online discussions are used to build dynamic learning communities, to synthesize key concepts and to promote critical thinking skills. Join us as we discuss tips for writing engaging prompts and successfully facilitating discussion forums. We will be sharing examples from a number of different disciplines.

    ↕Principles of Effective Course Design

    In this introductory seminar, we will provide an overview of instructional design, a systematic process for planning a course. You will begin to build a course design framework and walk away with tools and resources to customize your course plan. Please come prepared with a course or instructional topic to work on during the session. You will be asked to: *Identify situational factors impacting your course.

      ↕Getting Started With Flipped Instruction

      Want to learn more about flipped classroom approaches? This seminar will provide an introduction to designing a flipped course. We will describe the reasons for wanting to flip a course, explain how this course delivery approach will benefit you and your students, and identify specific pedagogical challenges. Also, we will highlight some of the various tools, processes, and methods available for creating a flipped course. This seminar is informational, however, a more advanced flipped seminar/workshop will be available later in the spring semester.

      ↕Getting Started with Hybrid/Blended Instruction

      Interested in learning more about hybrid/blended courses? This seminar will provide an introduction to hybrid/blended course design. We will describe the reasons for wanting to create a hybrid/blended course, explain how this course delivery approach will benefit you and your students, and identify specific pedagogical challenges. Also, we will highlight some of the various tools, processes, and methods available for creating a hybrid/blended course. This seminar is informational, however, a more advanced hybrid/blended seminar/workshop will be available later in the spring semester.

      ↕Flip, Blend, Flend: Alternative Instructional Approaches

      This authentic workshop on flipped, blended and flended instructional approaches begins with required participation in an online module via HuskyCT and then attendance at a face-to-face workshop. Flipped, blended and flended approaches will be defined and brought to life using real UConn courses/cases. Participants should come prepared with a course project to conceptually apply one of the instructional approaches. The challenges of each approach will be discussed and reflected upon, as they relate to each participant's specific project. The workshop will conclude with an explanation of University resources (and beyond) applicable to flipped, blended and flended course development.

      ↕Teaching Online Courses: A Panel Discussion

      This panel discussion will feature UConn faculty experienced in online teaching. They will share their experiences, answer questions, and engage in discussions with participants around topics related to high quality teaching and engaged learning in online courses.

      ↕Managing and Facilitating Your Online Course

      Are you looking for new ideas to help improve the facilitation of your online course? Join your colleagues to discuss the roles, time-frames, and best practices of being an online facilitator. This webinar is intended for those teaching online for the upcoming semester, as you will develop a customized Course Implementation Plan for improving the delivery of your online course.

      Schedule and Registration for Seminars and Webinars

      Log into the FINS "Workshop schedule / Registration" system with your NetID to see the upcoming schedule and to register for a webinar or seminar.  Click "Events"