Full course description
The MyClasses 101 Certificate consists of a series of 5 courses that provide an introduction to MyClasses from a pedagogical point of view in the context of creating and maintaining a course. The purpose is to not only introduce you to the tools available in MyClasses, but why they are useful. You can register for this individual Communication and Delivery Strategies course and move sequentially through all modules and complete all quizzes with an 80% or above to receive a course completion certificate.
You can also can register for the MyClasses 101 Series Certificate which requires the completion of all 5 courses. The courses in the MyClasses 101 Certificate series are: 1. Terminology, Features, and Support, 2. Assignments, Assessments, and the Gradebook, 3. Course Structure and Design Strategies, 4. Developing and Locating Content, and 5. Communication and Delivery Strategies.
This course focuses on planning the delivery of your course (and how that may further inform your course design), particularly how you will communicate and support students before and during the course. This course will discuss the types of interactions you can include in your course to engage students in the content, as well as how to establish and maintain your instructor presence. At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the importance of instructor presence.
- Employ communication strategies within your course.
- Explain the types of online interactions and how they contribute to student learning.
- Describe the pedagogical uses of Canvas tools that support asynchronous interactions.
- Designate different levels of content availability based on available dates and publish statuses.
- Recreate a timeline for an online or hybrid course in MyClasses Canvas.
- Create a welcome letter to send to students before the course is available.
- Identify strategies for pre-week activities.
- Describe formative feedback strategies and why they are used.