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How to Reverse or Backwards Design

To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where

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10 Steps to Accelerate Your Course

Course acceleration is a multi-step process that requires you to deconstruct previous course content in order to reconstruct it in a new, accelerated format. Consider some of the following strategies to help you accelerate your course:

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Rubric for Quality Course Videos

Are you concerned about the quality of your recorded videos for your online courses? The Course Video Scoring Rubric below provides you with additional guidance on how to improve the


Creating an Intentional Syllabus

A syllabus is a great way to provide students with the course purpose, an overview of assignments, and the rules of engagement that you will be using throughout the term.

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Academic Integrity and Online Proctoring

The risk of academic dishonesty in the classroom is not unique to online learning; however, online instructors have a different tools and tactics to promote academic integrity in a virtual

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Strategies for Teaching Quantitative Concepts Online

Table of Contents Discussion Boards in Quantitative Education Why focus on discussion boards for teaching quantitative concepts? College graduates may have bachelors’ degrees in arts or sciences but need to exhibit

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Design Strategies for Large Courses

Category Key: BP = General best practice for all courses LC = Proactive strategy for large courses and growth; Best to incorporate early in course design to prevent rework later

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Course Acceleration: What, Who, Why, and How?

A research-based guide that explains accelerated (7-8 Week) online courses from the learner and faculty perspective     Table of Contents The What What is Course Acceleration? Course acceleration describes the process

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How to Build a Rubric

Before developing your rubric, consider the assessment you are creating the rubric for. Ask yourself:  Is my assessment developed completely? What are the course and module objectives aligned with the


One-to-One Objective Alignment

Module Objectives allow students to build their understanding and mastery, in a scaffolded manner, towards the broader-level Course Objectives. Course Objectives sit at the higher course level, while Module Objectives

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OER Evaluation, Selection, and Licensing Guide

What is an Open Educational Resource (OER)? Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are free to use, re-use, and share for faculty and students. OERs can take the

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Student Success Guide & Worksheet

We spend many hours planning and designing our courses, but once the course begins, how do you plan for facilitation? The Student Success Guide and Student Success Worksheet provides templates, checklists, worksheets, and strategies instructors can use to help their online students succeed in their accelerated course and persist throughout their program.

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