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.
Online Course Design Institute
The Online Course Design Institute (OCDI) is offered to support instructors as they create quality online courses. The OCDI is offered each term. Please visit K-State’s Keep Teaching website for more information and to register online.
Building a Successful Course
Whether you are an experienced Canvas user or new to teaching with the Learning Management System, 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 Canvas. Instructors can schedule an appointment to meet with a Canvas expert to review their course and answer questions. To schedule a help session, please visit the Canvas Help website to arrange training.
The Kansas State University Accessibility Checklist (PDF) provides an organized way to think through all of the different elements of accessibility. It was built to support faculty in understanding the steps to take when developing and maintaining accessible courses. The Digital Accessibility website helps faculty with instructions on how to make materials accessible.
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. In the search bar, start entering "K-State Global Campus Online Course Shell" until the course shell appears.
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 and Tricks from K-State Faculty
High quality courses are imperative as we strive to retain students in a learner-centered environment. 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.