Personalize Your Course Template

“Prerequisite: Personalize Your Template (PYT) training is designed for HOT certified faculty who are interested in incorporating more advanced technologies into their course templates. During this 5-week self-paced class, you will learn numerous tools that you implement directly into your LIVE online or hybrid course. PYT is offered 7 times a year, roughly 6-7 weeks before the start of a block. Invitations to register for PYT are e-mailed to faculty. Be sure to check your Wilmington University e-mail for the invitation to an upcoming session."

Start of Course

Start of Block/Semester

May 23, 2016

July 5, 2016

July 18, 2016

August 29, 2016

September 19, 2016

October 24, 2016

November 14, 2016

January 9, 2017

January 23, 2017

March 6, 2017

March 27, 2017

May 8, 2017

May 22, 2017

July 3, 2017

About the Training

This course is divided into five modules which are to be completed over a 1- 5 week time frame. A facilitator will be supporting you every step of the way as you learn how to incorporate the skills and tools below:

  1. Module 1 recaps some of the skills you learned in HOT while also highlighting some very basic personalization that you can make to the foundation of your course.
  2. Module 2 teaches you how to use Snagit and Kaltura. These extraordinary tools allow you easily to create screenshots from your computer and even create and upload videos. You will use Kaltura at the end of this course to create a video tour of your personalized template.
  3. Module 3 is about communication, both audio and written. VoiceThread will be introduced to help enhance audio communication. Written communication includes how to create a blog, a wiki, a discussion board, and a journal.
  4. Module 4 is all about assessment tools. You learn how to edit grades, re-organize and delete columns, and perhaps most exciting, how to create and use rubrics for grading. You will also be exposed to SafeAssign as many courses now require students to submit their work through this plagiarism prevention service.
  5. Module 5 reviews best practices for an online course. Video tours of exemplary courses from Wilmington University's online faculty demonstrate some of the tools and techniques you learned over the past few weeks. This course culminates with you using Kaltura to create your own video tour of your course template that is shared with your Chair and Online Learning department. Preview a Course Tour created by Dr. Roxanne Satterfield for MBA 6000.

Graduation Gift

All participants that complete this course will receive the full version of Snag it. The ultimate screen capture tool that will allow you to create eye catching images and videos. A $50 value!

Faculty Feedback

The following quote was from a faculty member who completed the training:
“All of the information provides us with a platform not only to increase engagement but include the details of success for both the student as well as the faculty member. As the instructor provides this high tech, high touch approach both the student and instructor benefit from a more detailed, user friendly course platform. We are building a better foundation for the student as well as giving the instructor avenues for improving the teaching effectiveness area of the IDEA evaluation method.” ~ Lisa D.