Developing your Course

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Developing your Course Online

  • Develop your course online within Moodle or Blackboard
  • Create, and enhance quality courses using teaching technologies (echo/zoom).
  • Enhance your instructor presence and communications in your course
  • Implement engagement activities and assessments in your course
  • Review your course for quality

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Developing your course to be responsive to the needs of you and your students, the realities of potential disruptions to instruction, and a commitment to delivering quality education means putting your course into action by updating your Moodle or Blackboard shell, posting content, structuring activities, assessments and identifying technology tools. 


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Center for Teaching & Learning

(Re)design your course create a revised syllabus that focuses on prioritizing learning outcomes, creating assessments, engagement, and creating a sense belonging. Please complete our consultation request form and a CTL consultant will be in contact with you.

www.umass.edu/ctl
Email: ctl@umass.edu
Consultation Form

Instructional Design, Engagement and Support (IDEAS)

The Instructional Designers in the Instructional Design, Engagement, & Support (I.D.E.A.S.) group are available to provide technical and instructional design support. Please reach out to us for help:

www.umass.edu/online/ideas
Email: instruct@umass.edu
Drop-In Faculty Help Via Zoom (M-F 9a-4p)

Information Technology

General technology, computing & online services support.

www.umass.edu/it/get-help
Email: it@umass.edu
IT Service and Support

UMass Amherst Libraries

Library staff are available to teach sessions on the use of library databases and effective academic research strategies, design student research assignments, and provide access to course materials.
www.library.umass.edu
Email: Ask@libanswers.library.umass.edu
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