Micro4 – Create a Compelling Discussion Forum
This MicroCourse will cover Student led discussions, self and peer assessment, grading and assessing student activity
Facilitator: Ken Harmel, Learning Designer
These series of MicroCourses will introduce the essential Blackboard tools, but the primary objective of these MicroCourses is the pedagogy behind the tools and how they can be used to:
- Achieve learning objectives
- Promote student engagement
- Collaborate among peers and instructors
- Creative easy-to-navigate course design
- Assess student learning
- Offer support to students
- Create an online learning community
Delivery Each MicroCourse will be delivered in a one-hour scheduled synchronous session and an additional Blackboard course and asynchronous activity/ reading/ resource/ that would take about one hour. Sessions will be recorded for reference in the asynchronous courses.
All Sessions will be open to UFV employees. Each MicroCourse aims to require 1, 1.5, or 2 hours to complete, in-line with Lynda.com (LinkedIn) and Mentor Commons online courses. A synchronous component may be necessary in the Synchronous MicroSource.
Feedback will be on a facilitator and peer feedback basis. Participants must create an activity, ILO, or assessment to complete the MicroCourse and receive a credential.
Each MicroCourse will reside in its own Blackboard course shell. Faculty will be required to self enroll for each course.
Self Enroll Registration for each MicroCourse in the series: Self-enroll instructions and How to Video
If you are having any problems self-enrolling for any of these MicroCourses please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-504-7441 ext 4546
These MicroCourses are ongoing, with synchronous dates and times scheduled weekly – see schedule below
Micro1 Course Organization (Blackboard Essentials) – May 19 – 11am / June 9 – 11am
Micro2 Adapting Instruction – May 6 – 2pm / May 12 – 11am / May 26 – 11am / June 2 – 11am / June 10 – 2pm
Micro3 Assessments – May 7 – 2pm / May 15 – 11am / May 21 – 2pm
Micro4 Discussion Forum – May 13 – 11am / May 19 – 2pm / May 27 – 11am / June 10 – 11am
Micro5 Course Videos – May 7 – 11am / May 20 – 11am / May 21 – 11am
Micro6 Synchronous Teaching – May 12 – 2pm / May 14 – 11am / May 26 – 2pm / May 28 – 11am / June 2 – 2pm / June 4 – 2pm
Micro7 Inclusivity Online – May 14 – 2pm / May 28 – 2pm / June 11 – 2pm
New – Micro8 Managing Your Online Course – May 25 – 11am / June 1 – 11am / June 8 – 11am
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MicroCourse 4 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Discussion ForumDate(s): Wednesday, May 27
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm