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Faculty Resources

These resources and documents are designed to help you develop and design courses for online instruction.

These resources and documents are designed to help you develop and design courses for online instruction. For an introduction to teaching online, check out Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success by Tina Stavredes from the Cowles Library in hard copy or e-book.

The Drake Online instructional technology team is available to help with any questions about using Blackboard to support your teaching. Click the Request Assistance button below to complete a request to meet and one of our staff will contact you soon.

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Online Course Delivery

OSCQR Course Design Review: A great example of a Course Review scorecard available from the Online Learning Consortium via SUNY OSCQR and Creative Commons Licensing. This is one way to review your online course for content and pedagogical use.

Online Checklist: Drake Online's Quality Checklist

Fostering Engagement: Facilitating Online Courses in Higher Education: From University of Waterloo, Canada, this is an excellent resource providing practical online facilitation skills and strategies that are relevant, effective, and authentic.

Setting Up a Course

The Course Map, also referred to as a design or planning document, helps the instructor map out a course before building it in Blackboard. This pre-work provides a framework for designing the course with a focus on how the course components align. Course Map with Instructor Notes.

Course Development Timeline (based on a 16-week cycle) This document provides key milestones for creating a course for Drake University Online Programs. This is intended to be a guide.   

Learning Technology Resources 
A list of commonly used technology for teaching and learning from Information Technology Services.

Services and Resources from Cowles Library
Cowles Library presents several ways to include readings, videos, recordings, photographs, etc. from Cowles Library in the Blackboard page for your online class.