This orientation is organized into four stages of teaching an online class. To download a printable copy of the complete checklist, click here.
During the last week of the online course . . .
Report Final Grades Promptly
- Respect the major investment your students have made in your course. In some cases, advancement on the pay scale or reimbursement of tuition depends on their successful completion of your class and an official grade report.
- Encourage Students to Complete the End-of-course Survey
- Use students' honest feedback on the course to hone your teaching skills and course contents.
- Review Your Teaching Journal
- List technical aspects that worked well and those that need improvement.
- Analyze your personal observations and list what worked well and what needs modification next term.
- Identify areas of emerging technology to add for the next term, such as a wiki, blog, podcast, or YouTube video.
Use the News and Discussion Tools to End the Course on a Cordial Note
Pedagogical / Instructional Design Expectations
- Provide Feedback on Final Projects
- Employ a variety of feedback methods, such as audio files and Camtasia videos, in addition to written responses.