K-State Global Campus provides services to faculty and instructors who teach courses offered to distance students. The Online Teaching website has been created as a reference for those who want to enhance online teaching and learning skills.
Faculty Development Course
Co-sponsored by K-State Global Campus and Kansas State Polytechnic Campus, the faculty development course helps participants develop an online course or redesign an existing online course. Through the course, participants gain higher confidence in the ability to teach online, learning meaningful instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction techniques. Participants earn a certificate of completion when course requirements are met.
Course participants will meet in person for 3 half-day sessions and complete course work online over a 6-week period. 2018 dates are still to be determined. Submit your application (DOC) by March 30 to Ashley Noll, firstname.lastname@example.org or 201 Global Campus. Course participants will be announced in early May.
Distance Education Conference Funding
K-State Global Campus provides a $1,000 stipend for faculty members, who are active online instructors, to attend one of three conferences centered on online teaching and learning. Conference opportunities include:
- Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison, Wisconsin, August 7-9, 2018 https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/
- Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate, Orlando, Florida, November 2018 (dates TBD) https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/olc-accelerate/
- Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate, April, 2019 (dates and location TBD) https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/innovate/
Submit your application (DOC) by March 30 for distance education conference funding. Recipients will be announced by early May.
Show and Tell Event
The annual Show and Tell event, where faculty share what they learned in the Online Essentials course or at a distance education conference, will be held in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library on Wednesday, January 10 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Building a Successful Course
Whether you are an experienced K-State Online Canvas user or new to teaching with the LMS, Information Technology Services has compiled some tips and tricks to help you prepare for the semester in the Getting started with Canvas course for instructors. This course provided helpful tips and resources for the following:
- Course Creation
- Combining Sections
- Course Settings
- Adding Course Content
- Publishing Course
- Student Help
- Course Announcements
- Grading Schemes
- Home Page
- Calendar Events
One-on-one or group help sessions are available for instructors needing assistance with K-State Online Canvas. Instructors can schedule an appointment to meet with a K-State Online expert to review their course and answer questions. To schedule a help session, please visit http://online.k-state.edu/training/. A K-State Online expert will contact you to schedule a help session.
A Syllabus Template (DOC) can be used to help you begin the process of developing a course. There is also a Course Template in Canvas Commons, which is available to anyone with instructor access to Canvas. Choose Kansas State University under the "Shared with" tab. You will find the Kansas State University Global Campus Online Course Shell.
The K-State Rubric for Quality E-Learning (PDF) is a tool for faculty who teach credit courses in online environments. The checklist provides a way to review quality related to the design, development and delivery of online courses.
Tips for Video Playback in K-State Online (PDF) provides suggestions to improve online video viewing and minimize student difficulties.
Tips and Tricks from K-State Faculty
High quality courses are imperative as we face competition from other universities who seek the same students. K-State wants to ensure all courses offered to distance students are well designed and expertly taught. To help do this, we have a collection of videos of our K-State faculty providing tips on effective online teaching.