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  1. Eteaching endorsement program
  2. Elearning fast track sessions
  3. Elearning jump start workshops

Eteaching Endorsement Program Overview

The WMU Eteaching endorsement program is designed to provide WMU instructors with the knowledge, skills, and ability to effectively design, develop, and manage teaching and learning experiences facilitated through the use of a variety of Elearning technologies and methodologies.  This six-week, hands-on program will introduce and be based on contemporary Elearning best practices, instructional design techniques, methods for ensuring quality, multi-modal/sensory learning object development, and accessibility considerations and compliance.  Participants will develop, at a minimum, a web enhanced course that can be utilized in support of face-to-face instruction.


The Eteaching Endorsement Program is delivered in a hybrid format with instructional sessions conducted both online and face-to-face.  Participants are expected to actively participate in lessons, discussions, and prepare course materials with the assistance of the Online Education team.  Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and any course materials that have been prepared for face-to-face delivery.

Who Should Attend

The Eteaching Endorsement Program is available to all WMU instructors interested in exploring or pursuing the use of Elearning and instructional technologies that support or facilitate Elearning.  Department Chairs, program coordinators, Deans, and other academic support personnel are also welcome.

Due to the intensive and hands-on nature of this program, session capacity is currently limited to 15 participants.  Additional sessions will be scheduled when demand requires it.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.  Participants are not compensated for participating in or completing the program. 

Session Topic Schedule

Session 1 – Introduction to Elearning (1.5 hours)

  • Elearning at WMU – Policies, Procedures, and Resources
  • Elearning Standards
  • The Instructional Design Process
  • Best Practices
  • Course Management System Overview and Course Demonstration
  • Course Tools and System Capabilities
  • Activity: Accessing the Course Management System and User Sandboxes

Session 2 – Course and Instructional Design (1.5 hours)

  • Storyboarding Overview
  • Developing Objectives and Measurable Outcomes
  • Identifying and Applying Instructional Strategies
  • Identifying Learning Objects, Exercises, and Activities
  • Virtual Learning Communities: Collaboration, Communication, and Interactivity
  • Activity: Creating Measurable Outcomes

Session 3 – Course Development (1.5 hours)

  • Navigation Structures
  • Learning Object Development
  • Accessibility, Multi-Modal/Sensory Learners
  • Content Presentation
  • Activity: Establishing a Navigation/Organization Structure
  • Activity: Experiencing Assistive Technology
  • Activity: Installing Learning Objects

Session 4 – Evaluation, Assessment Tools and Techniques Part I (1.5 hours)

  • Learning Outcome Assessment Strategies
  • Assessment Tools – Quizzes, Self-Assessment, Exams, Rubrics, Inline Activities
  • Activity: Developing an Assessment Plan
  • Activity: Tracking Outcome Achievement
  • Activity: Creating Three Assessment Items

Session 5 – Advanced Development & Quality Assurance (1.5 hours)

  • Group Instruction to Personalized Learning Paths
  • Quality Assurance – Pedagogical, Technical,  Accessibility, Copyright
  • Activity: Reviewing Your Course- Checklist Application
  • Discussion Participation Strategies
  • Student-Instructor Expectations
  • Grading
  • Tracking and Monitoring Activities
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Subscriptions
  • Special Access
  • Term-to-term maintenance

Upcoming sessions

RSVP OnlineSummer 2015 Eteaching Endorsement Webinar
3414 Ellsworth
Wednesday, July 8
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 15
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 22
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 29
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug 5
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Elearning Fast Track Sessions

Elearning Fast Track Sessions are one hour informative sessions that focus on a specific topic or issue that is of interest to the members of the WMU community engaged or interested in Elearning.   Participants will learn best practices, explore exemplars, and be able to apply concepts to their Elearning initiatives.

Fast Track sessions are open to the entire Western Michigan University community.

Upcoming sessions

Fast Track Schedule
3414 Ellsworth
RSVP Online
Best Practices: Discussion
Tuesday, November 18
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Best Practices: Assessments
Thursday, December 4
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Elearning Jump Start Workshops

Elearning Jump Start workshop sessions provide participants with the fundamental skills and knowledge to effectively start using WMU’s Elearning system to support their face-to-face courses.  At a minimum, participants will learn how to create and add accessible course content, create discussions, collect online assignments online, configure grade books, and manage the online component of their course.

Jump Start workshops consist of two 1 ½ hour meetings, and are open to all WMU instructors.

Upcoming sessions

Spring 2015 Jump Start Schedule
3414 Ellsworth
RSVP Online
Tuesday, January 13
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, January 23
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, January 28
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Summer 2015 Jump Start Schedule
3414 Ellsworth
RSVP Online
Session 1
Tuesday, June 16
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 2
Tuesday, August 4
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 23
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 11
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Jump Start Summer 2013 Offering
1354 Ellsworth
RSVP Online
Tuesday, July 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2-3:30 p.m.