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.
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 complete the course work online over a 6-week period. The summer session will begin in early June and carry through July. A new fall session is being considered and dates are still to be determined. Participants will present at the Peer-to-Peer Distance Learning Exchange in January. Submit your application (DOC) by March 31 (due date extended until April 12) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 101 Global Campus. Course participants will be announced in early May.
Distance Education Conference Funding
K-State Global Campus provides a limited number of $1,000 stipend for faculty members, who are active online instructors or planning to establish distance courses, to attend a conference centered on online teaching and learning. Conference options have expanded, and we are also open to considering proposals for other opportunities.
Submit your application (DOC) by March 31 (due date extended until April 12) for distance education conference funding to email@example.com, or 101 Global Campus. Recipients will be announced by early May.
Peer-to-Peer Distance Learning Exchange
Faculty share what they learned in the Online Essentials course or at a distance education conference. It is held in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library each January. To view these recorded presentations, please visit our collection of videos of our K-State faculty providing tips on effective online teaching.
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. 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.