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  • Check on the new updated help documents. From the FUN, click on Content.
  • You can add the necessary dropbox folders and gradebook items if you feel comfortable. Take a look at the “how-to” documents for exact details about adding these items (FUN, Content, Facilitator Information). Check the entire course and try to submit one detailed help ticket as this makes it easier for us.
  • There are “How To” documents in the content section of FUN (Facilitator Information) with step by step directions and pictures on how to set up course announcements, how to add graphics, how to add gradebook items, and how to add dropbox folders and link them to gradebook items.
  • It is a requirement to post all learner feedback within the course. Please make sure you are leaving detailed feedback for all aspects of the course which include assignments, journal and weekly discussion board. In most cases course categories are divided equally so they deserve personal feedback. The feedback you provide in the primary way a learner about his/her progress.
  • This is the one and only place to find your “official” list of learners. Use this list to send your welcome letters. Remember that learners will not appear on the class list in d2l until the learner has actually “clicked to enter” the first time. If you send from the courselist before the 8 th day, you will miss learners who have not yet entered the course. (Detailed information in the “Course How To” documents. Don ’t send welcome letters until Saturday as your course list may change if your section needs to be equalized. You do not receive notification if a new learner enters your course or if a learner drops/draws from the course so check the Manage Section Page often to ensure that you have an accurate class rooster. If your course is not filled (25 learners), you have the possibility of gaining new learners until the Saturday after courses start . I recommended checking the manage section page everyday until then. NOTE: You will return to the manage section page at the end of the course to post grades. Grades must be recorded so graduate credit providers can obtain the grade and learners can print certificates.
  • See -Facilitator Course Checklist Document You will want to include all the information above and perhaps a statement that asks learners to reply to this e-mail to indicate that they received and read the e-mail. You should also set up a forum in the discussion board called- “Emails from Facilitator (Your name).” Post your welcome letter and all other group e-mail communication in that forum; this will ensure that learners have guaranteed access to course information. You won’t have to hear –”I never got your e-mail.” Learners can enroll until Friday, March 27, 2009, so keep checking the manage section page to see if additional learners enroll and send them your welcome email. Encourage learners to share home phone numbers so you can reach them on the weekends if necessary. It is also a good idea to post TeacherLine policies in your first course discussion board (usually the virtual café).
  • New announcements with a suggested weekly schedule and any tips or suggestions should be posted weekly. The announcement page is a great place to post any of your personal policies (see late work guideline). D2L profile is located in the “Classlist.” Ask you learners to please keep in touch through the course as you can work with them through extenuating circumstances if you know it is occurring. For example, it is wise to share if you are going to be on vacation for a week of the course or if you are sick for a day or two. A short e-mail communication goes a long way! NOTE for inserting images: You can not use the copy/paste feature if you are using Firefox.
  • If you haven’t received a course review during the 2010-2011, you will be receiving on this term.
  • Summer2011 faculty meeting

    1. 1. National Facilitator Summer Faculty Meeting <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-course Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>10 Years of TeacherLine Research </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Term Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Course Review Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Media Launch </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Summer II Term </li></ul>
    2. 2. Pre-Course Checklist – MUST DO! <ul><li>Course Content: Check for broken links and inaccurate content. Submit help tickets with detailed information, including course number and link location. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check all of your course sessions before the course starts. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Pre-course Checklist <ul><li>Verify the following as soon as you get your course: </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Board: Make sure the topics match the content. Submit a help ticket if you add or modify a topic so we can change the master copy of the course. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add session dates to each fourm to help learners keep track of their assignments each week. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Dropbox : Make sure these match up to content submissions and are linked to gradebook items. </li></ul><ul><li>Gradebook : Make sure it matches the Assignment Checklist </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Add a “ Welcome ” announcement. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add graphics to announcement and discussion boards to “humanize” the course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once you post an announcement it will automatically send to your learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create an “ Emails from Your Facilitator ” forum on the discussion board to post all of your group emails sent. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Facilitator Information section to highlight important weekly events. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a web 2.0 tool (wordle, voki, screencast) to introduce yourself and/or the course. </li></ul>Course Personalization
    5. 5. On-going Course Management <ul><li>Look Ahead at the Final Project; make mention of the requirements during week 1 or 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Check Manage Section page to see if your course list has changed - learners added or dropped. </li></ul><ul><li>Create and post landscape posts in each discussion board forum. </li></ul><ul><li>Post weekly feedback within the course dropbox and/or gradebook by the 4 th day of the week ’s end. </li></ul><ul><li>Send weekly e-mails to all learners and mid week reminders, if needed. </li></ul>
    6. 6. On-going Course Management <ul><li>“ Meet and Greet” your learners in the Virtual Café </li></ul><ul><li>Post weekly schedule on the announcement page. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer all questions within 24 hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Send private emails to learners to encourage participate and guidance. </li></ul><ul><li>Call learners on day 4-5 if they haven ’t checked in. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Manage Section Page <ul><li>Login to TeacherLine, click My Courses, Facilitator Tools, Manage Course button. </li></ul><ul><li>Locate your official learner list, e-mail addresses and phone numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>Check pending reservations. </li></ul><ul><li>Check for dropped/withdrawn learners (you will not receive notification e-mails). </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: Do NOT use “Participants” list to send course emails until after the 8 th day of the course. </li></ul>
    8. 8. 4 th of July <ul><li>Let ’s be flexible for learners who are away for the holiday weekend. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow learner to submit weekly assignment early. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow learner post early and late on the discussion board. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NOTE: Require learners to give you advance notice. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Final Projects <ul><li>Please notify learners early in the term if the final project needs access to students. </li></ul><ul><li>If a learner isn’t currently teaching, here are a few options- </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a group of neighborhood students </li></ul><ul><li>Have a colleague provide feedback on the project </li></ul>
    10. 10. Summer Term Timeline <ul><li>Saturday, June 18, 2011 : Send a “Welcome” email using “Manage Course” page. </li></ul><ul><li>Include- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How to” access the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitator Contact information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TL Customer Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop/Refund Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Late Work Guidelines </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Summer Term Timeline <ul><li>Monday, June 20~ </li></ul><ul><li>Course orientation starts </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, June 22~ Courses officially start </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, June 24 (11:59 pm EDT)~ </li></ul><ul><li>Last time for learners to enroll </li></ul><ul><li>Monday, June 27~(1 st Monday after course starts): Contact missing learners by phone </li></ul>
    12. 12. Summer Term Timeline (cont.) <ul><li>Tuesday, June 28 ~ </li></ul><ul><li>Last day for learners to drop a course with 80% refund </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, Aug 2 ~ Last day of six week courses </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday, Aug 9 ~ Last day to post grades </li></ul>
    13. 13. Summer II August 10- Sept. 20, 2011 <ul><li>INST320.106 Connecting Family, Community and Schools </li></ul><ul><li>INST325.101 Using Assessment and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>INST342.8 Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress MATH250.114 Understanding Numbers and Operations: Addition and Subtraction in Grades PreK-3 </li></ul><ul><li>RDLA152.57 An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>RDLA340.204 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas </li></ul><ul><li>TECH300.130 The Computer for Personal Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>TECH330.51 Communicate and Collaborate Online </li></ul><ul><li>TECH335.106 Publishing on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>TECH345.13 Developing Understanding with Dynamic Media and Digital Storytelling   </li></ul>
    14. 14. Course Review Traffic Light
    15. 15. Emergencies Happen <ul><li>Please leave my email address and contact information with your emergency contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Lia Dossin </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>703-739-5792 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Next Steps <ul><li>Watch the Life Cycle of the Course Edit Video. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the 10 years of research Video. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch Course Set Up Video if you haven’t already or need a refresher. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to Insert an Open Clip Art, www., image in your course. </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize your course with a Web 2.0 tool- Wordle, Audicity, Voki, Screencast, etc… </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>See you in FUN! </li></ul>Lia Dossin: [email_address] Alethea Setser: [email_address]