New eLearning events calendar
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new events calendar coming June 12! We will be hosting many summer training opportunities for UM System instructors, graduate instructors and teaching assistants. Our current website URL will not change — you will continue to see the events calendar at https://elearningevents.umsystem.edu/.
Did you know that Missouri Online also offers individual technology consultations? On June 12, you will be able to use our new system to register for a 25-minute online consultation with a member of the Academic Technology team.
Online Course Design Summer Support
Are you interested in design support for your online course? Summer is the perfect time to get design support. Missouri Online offers various types of support from 1:1 to cohort to course review. Reach out to TeachingOnline@umsystem.edu for more information.
- Guided Course Design & Development - In a Guided Course Design & Development project, you will partner with an instructional designer and media designer to walk through each step of designing and building your online course within a 16-week time frame. You will receive 1:1 guidance and support throughout the entire course development process. After the course has launched, you will reconvene with this team to review the student evaluations and your observations to improve the course in time for the next offering.
- Designing & Building Your Online Course - Faculty/instructors are invited to register for the Designing and Building Your Online Course workshop. In this workshop, you will design and build an online course. This workshop is 100% online and is held in Canvas.
- Quality Course Reviews - Online courses should go through the Quality Course Review (QCR) process prior to being offered to students. Online courses that have previously completed the QCR process should undergo a quality course re-review every five years. The QCR process ensures that your course focuses on student-centered engagement and alignment and that it meets national accreditation and certification.
- Course Design Resources & Templates - Designing meaningful learning experiences that enable the learner to achieve the desired learning outcome is a skill developed and strengthened over time. These resources are designed to help you take a goal-oriented approach to your course planning activities.
Summer Teaching Certification Reminder
All faculty/instructors are invited to register for the Online Teaching Certification Seminar which is designed to help deliver quality learning experiences for their students. This course is 100% online and asynchronous.
The June sessions are underway, but another session starts July 10 and runs for six weeks (July 6 through August 22).
To learn more information or register, please visit our Online Teaching Certification Seminar webpage.
Need Your Online Course Reviewed?
Summer is a great time to spend some time enhancing your course. The Missouri Online Instructional Design team is offering Quality Course Review sessions this summer. These sessions will walk faculty through the course review process and assist them with preparing their course for the review process.
- Tuesday, June 13, 10 to 11 a.m.
- Wednesday, June 21, 4 to 5 p.m.
- Thursday, June 29, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Friday, July 7, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Impact is now in Canvas to improve messaging
We are piloting Impact in Canvas for one year. Impact will help improve messaging and get important information to you faster. Impact provides functionality to:
- Initiate just-in-time targeted messaging to specific users in Canvas
- Provide immediate and direct in-platform support for teachers and students
- Deepen our Canvas LMS adoption by understanding where and how Canvas tools are being used
What does this mean for you?
During this time, you may start seeing different messages in Canvas. Generally, all users won’t see all messages (unless it applies to all). As we gather data, we will customize messages and campaigns based on specific roles, enrollments and/or use of Canvas and/or different tools in Canvas. To learn more about Impact messages in Canvas, view our post on the Teaching Tools website.
New Support Center — getting help when and how you need it
A new support center link is now available in your main Canvas navigation menu. The support center includes access to Missouri Online’s Teaching Tools website, Student Learning Resources knowledge base articles and native Canvas guides for instructors and students.
Enabling navigation links in my Canvas course
Have you ever wondered what navigation links you should include in your Canvas courses? Take your Canvas course to the next level with a new web resource on the teaching.missouri.edu website focusing on strategic navigation insights grounded in user experience research. Learn more about our recommendations and how to leverage Canvas Modules for effective content organization tailored to your specific course requirements.
Upcoming Academic Technology Bootcamps
Ready to ramp up your technology skills? Watch for more information coming on August Bootcamps. Our bootcamp courses cover everything from Canvas, Zoom, Panopto and more!
- Full instructor bootcamp – starts 7/31
- Super Sessions – starts 8/14
- 90-minute extended Canvas training
- Assessment bootcamp – starts 8/29
- Media bootcamp – starts 9/6
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.