DEU Digest 001 – Getting Organized Online

In This Issue:

  • DEU Digest Welcome: Edtech Tips and Teaching with Technology
  • How-To Best Organize Online Course Materials
  • Weekly WebEx Drop-In: Organizing your online everything – Q&A
  • Did you know… There are Templates, Samples and Checklists available?
  • DEU Resource links and Contact

    DEU Digest Welcome: Edtech Tips and Teaching with Technology

    Distance Education at USask has a very long and distinguished history. From Televisions, to Telephones, Radios to Train Cars we’ve made teaching at a distance not only possible but effective and engaging since this University first began offering classes. Today, DEU continues to lead the University in award winning Online and Remote Teaching strategies. With literally hundreds of fully online developments under our belts the Instructional Design Team at the Distance Education Unit would like to offer up some weekly tips, resources, and opportunities. Connect with us and allow us to help find solutions for your remote, blended, or online teaching and learning initiatives. We hope you’ll find something each week to pique your interest and help you find solutions to your digital teaching practices.

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    How-To Best Organize Online Course Material

A quick video tutorial on best practices for organizing your online course materials to help students navigate and follow your class schedule. We also provide links to some templates and checklists that might help you get organized no matter which LMS you’re working with.

Click here for Tutorial Video and Resources

Weekly WebEx Drop-In: Organizing your online everything -Q&A

Questions about how best to organize your online class materials? Looking for better ways to structure your content, assignments, and housekeeping items within your online course? Connect with one of DEU’s Instructional Design Team members who’ve been there before in an informal, drop-in session Tuesday at 2pm. We’ll be on hand to answer questions about how to make sure students can easily navigate your course and get the materials they need without a lot of confusion. Ask the experts. With hundreds of online course developments under our belts, we’ve seen it all before.

April 28, 2020, 2pm Organizing your online everything Q&A Drop-In Link

Did you Know…?

The Distance Education Unit, along with the GMCTL, have developed online learning templates, samples, checklists and more to help you organize your online course effectively and efficiently no matter which LMS you’re using. Check out all the documents in the Course Development Toolkit that can help you get your online offerings or remote teaching materials online and organized right the first time.

DEU Support and Contact information

The Instructional Design Team at the Distance Education Unit can help you design online activities, assessments and other online appropriate elements to your remote teaching or fully online offerings. Visit more helpful tips and tutorials as well as information on our support services and contact information. Our Instructional Design Team is always happy to chat with you about learning technologies and strategies for using them effectively in your online or blended classroom. Our staff can help you with questions about:

  • Full Online Course Development Projects
  • Hybrid, multi-access and blended learning strategies
  • Open Textbook and OER developments
  • ePortfolios
  • Engaging Online Assessments and Learning Activities
  • Copyright Clearances, Acquisitions and OER Licensing
  • Ensuring Accessibility standards are being addressed
  • Ed Tech Support before and during delivery
  • Course Quality Reviews and Recommendations
  • Media resource development
  • Resource curation and dissemination
  • Non-Credit Learning Design

And much more. Just drop us a line to start a conversation


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