Build a Solid Foundation for Your Spring Courses
Getting ready for a new online course next Spring? Reviving an old course that needs a makeover?
Just like a sturdy foundation is crucial for a building, your course needs a strong base — a clear syllabus, expectations and other essential elements. Our Missouri Online instructional design team is here to help, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out. We're available all semester to assist with any aspect of your teaching process.
New Student Resource Templates in Canvas Commons
Did you know that Missouri Online maintains numerous course, module and page templates for your Canvas courses? These free templates can be found in Canvas Commons, which is easily accessible through Canvas. Our latest templates are designed specifically for online students — themes include how to prepare for group projects, best practices for participating in discussion boards and tips for succeeding in your online course. Learn more about our newest templates or explore all of our Canvas templates on our website.
New Ways to Engage Your Students for Spring
We’re pilot testing Kritik and Harmonize applications for Spring 2024, which means both Canvas add-ons will be provided at no charge to students. Kritik allows for easy peer review of assignments by students. Harmonize is a discussion board and polling software. We will be contacting instructors who use these products, but if you know someone who is interested in participating, please have them contact academic technologies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Tools is Your Academic Technology Resource
Do you have a question about Canvas? Panopto? Zoom? Other tools? teachingtools.umsystem.edu is the place to get your questions answered. We have hundreds of how-to articles, best practice guides, vendor contact information and other resources specifically written for University of Missouri System (UM System) instructors. Check out our blog post for additional details on how to best utilize this resource!
And don’t forget the students! We also have a student learning resources page with documentation specifically written for UM System students.
OneHE Resource Discontinuing
Our two-year contract with OneHE is wrapping up Nov. 30. We have been happy to learn from experts in the field of higher education.
In its absence, we are proud to showcase our Sprint Ahead certificate for faculty, created in-house by instructional designers. If you don’t see something you are looking for, share an idea with us in our suggestion box. We would love to help create a resource.
UM System faculty and staff are invited to attend a webinar series hosted by Missouri Online instructional designers and a faculty guest. You’ll discover high-engagement active learning strategies and have the chance to ask questions and learn from peers. All webinars are online, and the event URL will be sent via email after registration.
- When: Thursday, Nov. 2 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. CST
Authentic Pedagogy in the Age of AI (with Mizzou faculty member Christina Carney)
- When: Thursday, Nov. 9 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. CST
- When: Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. CST
- When: Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. CST
Thank You for Visiting with us at Campus Meet & Greets!
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the various campus meet & greets. It was great to see you and to talk to you about student support, technology for your class, professional development and more. Below is a list of our prize winners. We can’t wait to see you again next semester!
- Stephanie Jerger
- Navadeep Khanal
- Miyako Rauls
- Arif Ahmed
- Kerstin Stephens
- Jeff Thomas
- Kim Lindstrom
- Amanda Schlegel
- Tim Dombrowski
- Danielle Faucett
- Mati Howard
- Johnna Murry
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.