Description: Blackboard Basics is a completely online introduction to the Blackboard Learn environment. Designed as an introduction for new users, the course is divided into 5 self-paced units comprised of descriptions, definitions and videos explaining concepts and processes within Blackboard.
Foundations of Online Teaching
Description: This 5-week online course prepares faculty candidates for effective online instruction. Students will learn best practices in online teaching, basic technical skills in using the College’s learning management system (LMS), and division-level policies for online teaching. The course also introduces students to the college’s support resources for online teaching and learning. Students can expect to spend 5-10 hours per week on course activities.
Eligibility and Prerequisite: College of DuPage employee with a college network login.
Illinois Online Network (ION) Courses
Have you completed COD’s Foundations of Online Teaching course? Would you like to further investigate concepts, and gain hands-on practice in building and teaching an online course?
The Illinois Online Network http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/ (ION) offers a series of courses about teaching online called Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality (MVCR). By completing a sequence of six of these courses, you will earn the Master Online Teacher Certificate http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/courses/students/mot.asp.
College of DuPage is a founding member of the Illinois Online Network. As such, all COD faculty and staff can enroll in the Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality (MVCR) core and elective courses for $100 each. The Practicum course in the MVCR certificate is $120 http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/courses/students/cost.asp.
To receive the founding member tuition rate, you must contact COD’s Learning Technologies department to request a code. You only need this code when you set up an account with ION, not each time you register.
To enroll in an online course, first create an account with ION at the MyMVCR page: http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/courses/mymvcr.asp.
Visit the MVCR schedule page to find out when courses are offered: http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/courses/catalog/schedule.asp.
Register and pay for the course: http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/courses/register/index.asp.
For more information, please contact the Learning Technologies office.