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.
Several topics of interest are covered in each of the four categories: Basics, Best Practices, Policies, and Resources. We encourage you to browse the content or search for a specific word/phrase in the search box above.
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.
2017 Course participants will meet in person on June 6, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Submit your application (DOC) by April 7 to Ashley Noll, firstname.lastname@example.org or 201 Global Campus. Course participants will be announced by April 30.
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, July 25-27, 2017 (early bird registration is $435/person for groups of 3+ before June 25) https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/
- Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate, Orlando, Florida, November 15-17, 2017(early bird registration is $620.00 before September 20) https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/olc-accelerate/
- Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate, Nashville, TN, April 18-20, 2018 https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/innovate/
Submit your application (DOC) by May 5 for distance education conference funding. Recipients will be announced by May 31.
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:
- User Interface
- Notification Preferences
- Extra Credit
- Attendance/K-State Attendance
- Mobile Apps
- Course Templates
- Training and Help
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 E-Learning Quality Rubric (DOC) 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.
Student Access Center
Kansas State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunity and access for every student. The Student Access Center provides specific information about accessibility and e-learning. Faculty members who need assistance with accommodating a student with a documented disability should contact the access services office on the appropriate campus. Assistance may include administration of course exams with extended time and/or distraction reduced environment or providing an alternate format of text materials.