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FOTD and Beyond

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Faculty who complete three courses and/or activities will be eligible to receive a $500 stipend upon completion. Faculty must complete within one year from the beginning of their first course. Faculty may be full-time or part-time. Others with the primary role of staff or students are not eligible to receive the stipend, but are welcome to participate. Don't get stuck on the Event Horizon! Be sure to finish on time!

Once you have completed three destinations, please submit the completion form to request your stipend.

Please note: You must have completed the F.O.T.D. to be eligible for the F.O.T.D. and Beyond courses listed below.

Session Name Session date description registration
Best Practices in Online Teaching Monday, June 17th - Monday, June 24th (Online) This one-week course expands on some of the foundational best practices you learned in the Faculty Online Teaching and Design course (FOTD), namely ensuring instructor presence and establishing clear expectations. The course will also introduce you to additional best practices you may use while teaching online. We will study these best practices in terms of their practical applications to your professional practice while examining when and how to utilize them in your own course.

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(SESSION FULL - Registrations after 5/28 will be waitlisted)

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) June 20th, 9:00am - 3:00pm (Face-to-Face) Register Today
Proctor Tools For Your Online Course* Monday, September 9th - Monday, September 16th (Online) This one-week course is designed to further explore Respondus LockDown Browser, its use in preventing cheating on exams in Blackboard and reviewing non-proctored recordings using Respondus Monitor. *A one-hour face-to-face session is required. It will occur September 9th from 11:30am - 12:30pm. If you wish to participate, but cannot attend this session, please email Glenn Curtis ( or Jacob Bowman ( to schedule a one-on-one session that fits your schedule Register Today
VoiceThread Monday, September 23rd - Monday, September 30th (Online) This one-week course will show you how VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool, allowing instructors and student to add images, documents, and videos. Instructors and students can add comments in various formats: text, voice and video. VoiceThread lets students’ collaboration projects, student Portfolios, and instructors can use Voicethread for assessments. Instructors can use VoiceThread for introductions, presentations, and lectures. Register Today
Ally for Creating Accessible Documents Monday, October 21st - Monday, October 28th (Online) This one-week course introduces you to Ally, a new tool in Blackboard that helps you spot accessibility issues within your documents and provides alternative formats to faculty and students. You'll learn about different ways to check document accessibility and practice implementing Ally and other accessibility checker recommendations for making your Word documents, PowerPoints, PDFs, and images accessible. We'll explore some of the alternative formats Ally produces.

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(SESSION FULL - Registrations after 6/16 will be waitlisted)

Informal QM Review Process Dates are Determined When Contacted by Instructional Designer This offering allows instructors to have their online or blended course evaluated in detail by an Instructional Designer. An Instructional Designer will provide a comprehensive analysis of how well the online/blended course meets essential Quality Matters standards and will work collaboratively with the instructor on how best to improve the course design. This informal review process will include face-to-face meetings and detailed written feedback on essential standards along with a timeline and plan for implementing improvements. To receive credit, the course will need to meet essential standards and be ready for an official QM review within 1 year. This will be determined by the Instructional Designer.

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