CEeT's Instructional Design team collaborates with TROY faculty to create online courses that meet the needs of the online TROY student. Throughout the design and development process, we ensure courses incorporate quality standards and best distance learning practices. We work with faculty to develop interactive and engaging learning strategies that add value to the learning experience of all students. We provide guidance on building a presence in the online classroom and suggest ways to implement technologies that maximize teaching and learning, while also identifying and adapting instructional techniques to benefit both the online faculty member and the student.
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Quality Course Design
TROY Online Course Template
All TROY Online courses use a standardized course template. The course structure chunks all of the content into a single location each week. The unit overview, objectives, and a list of assignments are contained within each module. Research has shown, that this structure increases student learning, saves time for the instructor, and alleviates student confusion as they progress through their academic program.
Term Course Review
A Term Course Review is conducted each term with all online courses. The review criteria is “student centric” and is based on quality principles, evidence- based literature and survey research. One week prior to the start of the Term, the instructional design team will review each online course to ensure these basic elements of course design are present. All online faculty should receive an email from your instructional designer. Please make final changes to your course prior to opening it to students. For further assistance with the essential elements, incorporating innovative course design strategies, and online course preparation, please contact your instructional designer.
Master Course Syllabus Template
The TROY Online Master Course Syllabus Template has already been placed in your Canvas course, so all you will have to do is personalize it. Navigate to the Syllabus page in Canvas and make edits to the Syllabus Template to match your course materials and your course schedule. Please remember you should only make edits to the areas that are enclosed with the *** characters. The Master Course Syllabus Template should be used for all online courses.
Useful Design Tips
Planning your Online Course Design
While planning your online course design, here is a list of things you want to consider:
Course Planning Guide
This Course Planning Guide
is intended to help you plan and organize your online eCourse. Whether you plan to develop the course on your own or whether you need more hands-on assistance from your Instructional Designer, the more thoroughly you can complete this planning guide, the more you will be prepared to include the instructional materials, strategies, and assessments into an exemplary course that is engaging for your students.
Designing Courses for ADA
Troy University is committed to providing an environment in which all students have the opportunity to participate in the academic experience, which includes students with disabilities. Academic accommodations exist in order to provide students with disabilities equal access and opportunity to the many experiences on a college campus and online. Federal and state laws govern how and to what extent students with disabilities receive accommodations. Faculty members play an integral role in providing those accommodations. Faculty is encouraged to work closely with Disability Services and TROY Online when questions or concerns about accommodations arise.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require access to all educational material. Faculty should keep in mind when using the Canvas Learning Management System, they need to be accessible to students with disabilities. Faculty who question the accessibility of content using Canvas or a 3rd party software such as Pearson, McGraw Hill, Soomo, etc., should contact the Disability Services Office.