Expanded August support hours
Missouri Online is expanding support hours Aug. 8-31. Monday through Friday, reach instructional technologists 8 a.m.-5 p.m. via chat, email or phone: 855-675-0755. Staff will also answer emails in the evenings and on weekends Aug. 15-31. We look forward to hearing from you.
Online course federal criteria
Before the semester starts, make sure your course meets the Department of Education Inspector General (OIG)’s criteria for online courses. According to the OIG, faculty-student interactions must be:
- Initiated by the instructor
- Include an instructor who meets accrediting agency standards
- Substantive and of academic nature
- Regular and somewhat frequent
The State Authorization Guide and Missouri Online’s working document, the 5 Pillars Quality Review have everything you need to know about meeting federal criteria for effective online teaching. Take a moment now to review as you prepare for Fall.
Discover course sharing benefits
The course sharing program allows faculty to reach students from any of the four UM System campuses by letting students enroll in a course with their usual home campus registration process. This highly beneficial program encourages collaboration across campuses, advances faculty course development and design, and contributes to the well-being of students, faculty and the UM System as a whole.
Faculty must complete a proposal for courses they want to share in order to participate. If you are interested, review the Course Offering Checklist for guidance as you prepare for your Fall course work.
- How do course sharing agreements get developed?
- How do faculty set up the course sections?
- What role does the faculty play?
- How is this reported for my teaching load?
- How will students enroll and be included in the class sections?
- How are student grades reported?
Try Folio, the new ePortfolio tool
The new Canvas ePortfolio tool, Folio, allows students to put together a free form ePortfolio to showcase their class work and professional experiences. The results can be shared on social media sites like LinkedIn, appear as part of a capstone project or help demonstrate experience to potential employers. Access Folio through your Canvas account page.
Missouri Online was created to support digital education and encourage significant enrollment growth in online programs across our four universities. Our team of instructional designers and developers, learning technologists, student services professionals, program coordinators and marketing specialists are here to assist you.