Course Readiness Review Guidelines

All content that is visible to students is current, easy to use, clear and typo-free. All content that is not done is hidden from student view. The “Course Summary and Support Forums” top section has the current syllabus, the Official Announcement and Help forums and instructor contact info. But that’s all. This topic needs to […]

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Human-Centered Course Design

Prime Directive Design in a human-centered way. Focus on the student experience. Make it rich and rewarding. The challenge should be the work, not what the work is! It is very humanizing to have an embedded welcome video for the first week from the instructor. All faculty and students are advised to upload Marlboro videos […]

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How to pick the right Moodle forum format

Clear and easy to use forum discussions are an integral part of good course design. Discussion “Topics” AKA “Threads” vs Discussion “Posts” Use “Standard” forums when you want to have multiple topics of discussion. Often users create new “Topics” when they meant to create a new post in an existing discussion. This usually causes confusion. Use […]

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