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  • 1.2010ONLINE LEARNINGCENTEROnline Survival Guide: Faculty EditionThese are the policies and procedures of the Online Learning Center and afamiliarization guidebook for faculty who are currently or plan to teach onlineor hybrid courses or use the online learning system to augment theirtraditional face-to-face classrooms(Revised 03-02-2010) Larry Lambert (Online Systems Administrator)Online Learning CenterContributors: Judith Bornholdt Ed.DElena Lattarulo Ph.D

2. Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTSOperational Policies and procedures for the Online Learning Center and its involvement in Online Learning: ............ 5Intellectual Property: ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 5We strictly observe the Intellectual Property policy noted in the faculty union contract. It states: ................... 5Changing faculty in courses: .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5Adding users to courses: ................................................................................................................................................................................. 5Technical Support requests: .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5Course Cartridge Support:.............................................................................................................................................................................. 6Identification and Security: ............................................................................................................................................................................ 6General technical support request communication with the OLC:................................................................................................ 6Adding faculty evaluators to online courses: ......................................................................................................................................... 6Creating course shells: ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 6Chapter 1: YOUR GUIDE TO GENERAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR ONLINE LEARNING ................................................. 7 Your Online Learning Center Team ........................................................................................................................................................... 7CHAPTER 2: INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING ............................................................................................................................ 8CHAPTER 3: SO, YOU HAVE DECIDED TO TEACH AN ONLINE CLASS .......................................................................................... 9 Different forms of online instruction include ........................................................................................................................................ 9 Here are several suggestions to get you started.................................................................................................................................10Instructional Design Phase ................................................................................................................................................................................10Where to find information about online classes .................................................................................................................................10Time .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................11 Sample Syllabi ...................................................................................................................................................................................................12What about training? ...........................................................................................................................................................................................12 Online Learning Center | Confidential ~ 2 ~ Need Help? OnlineLearning@swccd.edu 3. Issues to Consider .................................................................................................................................................................................................12Motivating students..............................................................................................................................................................................................13 Encouraging Students....................................................................................................................................................................................13 Instructional Behaviors ................................................................................................................................................................................13 What Do Students Say About Motivation? ............................................................................................................................................13CHAPTER 4: ARE YOU READY TO TEACH ONLINE? SELF-EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE ..................................................14Computer Skills Assessment .......................................................................................................................................................................14CHAPTER 5: ONLINE CHECKLISTS ................................................................................................................................................................18CHAPTER 7: BLACKBOARD & MY MAC: How Can I Get Them To Work Nicely With One Another? .........................27 MAC OS Recommended Browser Settings for Blackboard .............................................................................................................27Creating MAC and PC Friendly Content for Blackboard...................................................................................................................28File Extensions........................................................................................................................................................................................................29Digital Drop Box and the Assignments Tool...............................................................................................................................................30CHAPTER 7B: BLACKBOARD & MY MAC:....................................................................................................................................................31CHAPTER 8: PROCEDURES ...............................................................................................................................................................................34CHAPTER 8A: COURSE CARTRIDGES............................................................................................................................................................35 Timeframe: 14-days prior to term start.................................................................................................................................................35 What you need to know about course cartridges ..............................................................................................................................35CHAPTER 8B: COURSE COPY ............................................................................................................................................................................36The steps for copying your course .................................................................................................................................................................36CHAPTER 8C: SUPERCOURSE......................................................................................................................................................................37 Timeframe: 14-days prior to term start.................................................................................................................................................37The steps to have a Supercourse ...............................................................................................................................................................37Understanding your SuperCourse.............................................................................................................................................................37CHAPTER 8D: COURSE AVAILABILITY.........................................................................................................................................................38The steps for making your course available .........................................................................................................................................38Timeframe: First day after the class ends .........................................................................................................................................38CHAPTER 8E: USER ACCOUNTS ......................................................................................................................................................................39Online Learning Center | Confidential ~ 3 ~ Need Help? OnlineLearning@swccd.edu 4. Your username information: ....................................