Instructor Training

Eteaching Endorsement Program

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 hands-on program will 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. Visit this page for dates and more information.

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Elearning FUNDAMENTALS & Special TOPICS

Elearning Fundamental Training

Sessions are 1.5 hour meetings, and are open to all WMU instructors, staff and graduate assistants. These sessions cover the basics of using WMU's Elearning system, and are a good fit for those instructors who are new to online instruction, would like to learn how to use some of the online tools in their course, or who would like a refresher on the basic functions of Elearning.

We are now hosting a webinar version of this training during evening hours as well as business hours. 

Special Topics

Sessions are around 1 to 2 hours and are open to all WMU instructors, staff and graduate assistants. There are a wide range of topics and most focus on use of specific Elearning or multimedia tools. Some of our most popular topics include: Setting up Gradebook, Using the Quiz Tool, Using the Discussion Tool, Designing Effective Online Discussions and Synchronous Communication Tools.

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Elearning Drop In Sessions

Elearning Drop in sessions are open to all WMU instructors or TAs who have specific questions about Elearning or course design.  Bring your questions and a computer, and instructional designers will be available to answer your questions 1:1. 

Topics we can help you with include: online or synchronous "live" discussions, student engagement, quizzes, grade book, online group work, creating multimedia, course evaluation and course management.

*No Sign Up necessary!

 

Fall 2018
  • August 28, 2-4pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices
  • September 11, 10-12pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices
  • October 11, 2-4pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices
  • November 13, 10-12pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices
  • December 18, 9-12pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices

 

Spring 2019

  • January 9, 10-12pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices
  • February 6, 2-4pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices
  • March 14, 10-12pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices
  • April 30th, 9-12pm. Location: Ellsworth 3rd Floor, Instructional Design Offices

 

Custom Training options

Work with our office to determine topics that meet the needs of your staff or team. This training is scheduled at request of department or faculty cohorts. Please contact online-education@wmich.edu to inquire!

*Note: If you are looking for a training topic that is not yet scheduled or if the scheduled times and days do not work with your calendar,  please reach out to online-education@wmich.edu and we will do our best to accommodate your needs!