Training Programs and Partnerships

Designing for Online Teaching Success (DOTS)

The DOTS program is designed for doctoral students and all graduate students interested in the theory and practice of designing and teaching online courses the opportunity to learn through a 5-week hybrid course that results in a certificate of completion.  Currently we offer a cohort in each of the spring/fall semesters.

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Tech.ology Workshop Series

Throughout the year, the Learning Design team offers a variety of workshops open to all members of the Baylor family.  These workshops cover a wide variety of topics – from beginning level to advanced.  The topics cover technology tools, design strategies, new trends, and best practices. They are offered in a variety of formats – on campus seminars, lunch and learns, and webinars.    Join us for as many as you can!

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Growing and Learning in the Online World (GLOW)

The GLOW resource is a set of autonomous yet connected resource clusters that faculty can access ad hoc to start building or enhancing an online course.  These clusters are Baylor-centric and contain practical examples, screencasts, tools, templates, ideas, documents, and video clips.  Clusters can be completed in sequence or based upon need and interest.  Each one is an opportunity to make your course design brighter! 

The 12 clusters are:

  • Preparation Toolbox
  • Being Baylor – Integrating Faith & Culture
  • Discussions
  • Authentic Assessments
  • Rubrics, Gradebook, & Feedback
  • Standard Course Elements
  • Building a Canvas Course Structure
  • Video Basics
  • Advanced Video
  • Interactive Engagement Tools
  • Personalized Learning
  • Accessibility
  • Synchronous Tools & Approaches
  • Cidi Lab Design Tools
  • Test Integrity and Proctoring

Preparing Researchers, Educators, and Scholars for Teaching Online (PRESTO)

Coming Summer of 2022 … We will be offering an online teaching institute, PRESTO, for faculty who want an in-depth time of in person training.  PRESTO will cover all aspects of designing and teaching online and will result in a professional development certificate. Join us as we walk through the “Baloo” print of Instructional Design – from Brainstorming, to Building, to Branching Out, and finally to Broadcasting your course!