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Courses in Online Teaching

The Reinert Center supports instructors for the full continuum of teaching online including: preparing to teach online for the first time, online course design, assessment of online courses, as well as strategies and techniques for effective online teaching. Below is our current list of full, online course offerings. These courses can be used for credit in our Online University Teaching Skills Certificate or they may be taken by individuals not enrolled in the certificate.

Our online courses are intensive, spanning one or more weeks with content and activities designed to provide opportunities for participants to learn about areas of online teaching in which they are most interested. The courses are all asynchronous and hosted through the campus LMS, currently Canvas.

Introduction to Online Teaching

The Introduction to Online Teaching is a fully-online course that provides a pedagogical foundation for Saint Louis University faculty who are new to the online teaching environment. By the end of the course, faculty will have a draft design plan for an online course designed to meet the University’s Online Course Design Rubric.

The two-week course is offered once in the fall, spring, and summer.  It provides faculty an opportunity to gain the experience of an online “student” and to experience a fully-online course that has been designed to align with the University’s Online Course Design Rubric.

For more information about this online seminar, please contact cttl@slu.edu. To find out when the course will be offered next, please see the Reinert Center’s Events page.

Accessibility in Online Formats

The Accessibility in Online Formats course is a week-long immersive experience focusing on accessibility standards as well as strategies for designing accessible course materials, navigation features, and learning activities in online environments. By the end of the course, instructors will develop a better understanding of key accessibility practices. More importantly, participants will gain practical experience designing accessible course features in an online course of their choosing. Faculty are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing course content, readings, activities, and discussions. 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Online Teaching

For more information about this online seminar, please contact us at cttl@slu.edu. 

Universal Design for Online Teaching and Learning

The Universal Design for Online Teaching and Learning course is a week-long immersive experience focusing on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework in online formats. Participants will examine, apply, and then reflect on key UDL principles in individual course planners and collaborative discussions. By the end of the course, faculty participants will develop a better understanding of the UDL framework, its associated principles, and strategies or methods for implementing UDL in the online classroom. More importantly, participants will gain practical experience “UDL-izing” course features in an online course of their choosing. Faculty are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing seminar content, readings, activities, and discussions. 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Online Teaching

For more information about this online seminar, please contact us at cttl@slu.edu

Rubric Construction, It’s a Process

The Rubric Construction, It’s a Process course is a week-long asynchronous experience that will allow participants to intentionally apply a specific process for rubric construction. This course is open to any university teaching personnel interested in constructing or revising an assignment rubric including but not limited to rubrics for online discussion. Participants should have an assignment or rubric selected prior to the course. By the end of the course, participants will be able to distinguish the differences among analytical, holistic and single point rubrics; discern which rubric type would best suit the intention of their assignments; construct a rubric to apply to the assignment for which it was designed and assess their rubrics with the rubric for rubrics (Arter & Chappuis, 2006). Faculty are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing course content, readings, activities, and discussions. 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Online Teaching

For more information about this online seminar, please contact us at cttl@slu.edu

Engaging the Online Learner

The Engaging the Online Learner course is a week-long asynchronous experience that will allow participants to delve into the issue of engagement in online courses, and develop methods of methods of student/instructor and student/student interaction to promote engagement.  By the end of the course, participants will have familiarized themselves with the HLC accreditation requirements for interaction in online courses and develop a plan for both instructor to student and student to student engagement in a specific course. Faculty are expected to spend 5-8 hours completing course content, readings, activities, and discussions.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Online Teaching 

For more information about this online course, please contact us at cttl@slu.edu .