Baylor has partnered with iDesign, an independent instructional design firm that will provide concierge-level support to assist faculty teaching online. iDesign has worked with more than 100 institutions to design, build, and support award-winning online courses.
Visit the Faculty Teaching Hub, an inclusive resource center designed to ease the transition to online teaching and improve course quality. This Canvas-based resource will help meet the diverse needs of all faculty whose course loads, disciplines, and experience-level with online teaching vary widely. The Faculty Teaching Hub will replace the Canvas Hub used by the Equipping Faculty Summer Mentor program. The mentoring program will be continuing into the fall with individualized peer-to-peer support.
Over the remainder of the summer and fall, all Baylor faculty will receive access to:
- The Faculty Teaching Hub for resources to support online teaching and course design
- Instructional design support services and troubleshooting
- Templates for use within Baylor's Canvas learning management system.
In addition to these resources, faculty teaching online this fall will have access to the Faculty Online Teaching Master Course. This immersive course is designed to provide faculty with an immediate primer on best practices in online teaching. Through the short-form courses, faculty will be able to access the teaching resources, practice examples, and learn proven techniques used by experienced online instructors.
Baylor is also equipping its students to be prepared to learn online. New this fall for all students taking online courses is Online Student Quickstart Course in Canvas that provides students with knowledge on how to use Canvas, familiarity with the instructional technologies they may encounter in their online courses, and a consistent location for support resources.