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Procedures for getting courses online at FVTC

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									                      Procedures for Moving Courses to the Web at FVTC

       FVTC-Supported Course Management Software: Blackboard Learning System

1. Identify Potential Online Course
   Instructor, department, or program faculty and dean and/or associate dean select the course for
   online delivery. Often the reason is to offer flexibility to students. Discussions of "can" and
   "should" usually occur once the IQS training begins--and sometimes decisions are changed as a
   result.

2. Adapt Curriculum for Online Delivery
   Instructor seeks a curriculum contract or mini-grant (GPR) to develop the curriculum and/or adapt
   the curriculum for online delivery. Curriculum forms are online: a) Curriculum
   contract: http://www.fvtc.edu/files/CurriculumDevelopmentApplicationfor2004-20058381.doc and
   b) Curriculum Project Instructions/Sign Off:
   http://www.fvtc.edu/files/CurriculumSignoff20048384.doc. GPR forms are available from Terri
   Langan, CIDD.

3. Get Curriculum Approval
   Curriculum must be documented and approved in WIDS to this extent--course description and
   number, prerequisites, text/resource requirements, competencies, performance standards and
   related assessment, content outline (Aid Codes 42, 47, 50), core abilities/program outcomes,
   learning objectives. Once approved, the instructor can begin preparing the curriculum for online
   delivery.

4. Take Internet Qualification Series Training
   As curriculum is written or when it is considered ready for online adaptation, if the instructor has
   not already done so, he/she enrolls in the Internet Qualification Series to complete training for
   designing, developing and facilitating online course delivery. We recommend that as the
   curriculum is being developed/adapted the instructor be using IQS as a channel to learn how to
   get it online and teach it once it's there.

5. Request Course Shell and Develop Online Course
   Once training has been documented as successfully completed, a course shell for the online
   course may be requested. The instructor contacts Vicki Sahr or Terri Langan with the course title,
   state course number, and section number. Course shells are created for each separate course
   section, unless special arrangements are necessary (classes stacked in PeopleSoft, e.g., School-
   to-Work numbers with FVTC numbers). Note that instructors are expected to populate their own
   courses with all materials, tests, and links. Coaching and assistance are available; contact Terri.

6. Request Course Review
   Online courses are reviewed using the FVTC and eTech quality curriculum standards before the
   course is offered. If the course is to go to the eTech portal, paperwork goes through channels at
   that point. Otherwise, it is offered only via FVTC's catalogs. We are in the process of establishing
   a procedure and schedule for regular follow-up reviews of all fully online and blended courses.

7. Request Follow-up Assistance and Re-review of Course(s)
   Once initial training and preparation have been completed, ongoing coaching and mentoring is
   available to all Internet instructors both during the initial stages of preparing to facilitate online
   learning and as instructors continue to gain experience. Courses are re-reviewed at the dean’s
   and/or instructor’s invitation.

8. Participate in the Blackboard Users Group
   A Blackboard Users Group exists for advisory purposes. Faculty are invited to participate in
   monthly meetings to discuss and share issues, updates, questions, tips, techniques, and other
   information about teaching and learning online, particularly with relationship to using Blackboard
   to delivery online courses and support classroom courses.

                                                                                       Fox Valley Technical College
                                                            Center for Instructional Development & Delivery/Langan
                                                                                                         9/24/2011
FVTC's Faculty Association worked closely with Administration to build language into the master
agreement that provides for the training prior to teaching online for the first time, for additional prep time
for the first semester the instructor teaches a class online, and for "rights to teach" the online course for
the first 10 semesters it's offered online. Check your Master Agreement for that language. A brief
summary of that language follows:




      Fox Valley Technical College

                      AIDM
            Master Agreement Language:
              July 2002 – June 2005




     FVTC Internet Instructors
     -- Training --
     • ...two-weeks’ notice of the tentative
       schedule will be provided.


     • Instructors...will receive training through
       the CIDD prior to teaching the course.




     FVTC Internet Instructors
     -- Training --
     • In the event the training is not received at
       least one semester prior to teaching
       the...course, the course can only be taught
       through a waiver signed by the instructor.

     • ...waiver...the instructor will receive the
       training either as part of the semester’s
       schedule in which the course is taught, or
       through time cards during that semester.



                                                                                            Fox Valley Technical College
                                                                 Center for Instructional Development & Delivery/Langan
                                                                                                              9/24/2011
FVTC Internet Instructors --
Preparation Time --
ARTICLE XIII
B. 2.: "An instructor who has not previously
  taught a specific course using an
  ITV/Internet delivery method shall
  normally have 1/2 hour preparation time
  per one hour of instructional time in
  ITV/Internet in addition to that
  preparation time outlined in Article VIII.
  Any variation from this norm must be
  justified by rationale."




FVTC Internet Instructors --
Preparation Time --
ARTICLE XIII
B. 3. "An instructor who has previously
  taught a specific course using an
  ITV/Internet delivery method shall
  normally have 1/4 hour preparation time
  per one hour of instructional time in
  ITV/Internet in addition to that
  preparation time outlined in Article VIII.
  Any variation from this norm must be
  justified by rationale."




                                                                          Fox Valley Technical College
                                               Center for Instructional Development & Delivery/Langan
                                                                                            9/24/2011

								
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