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Creating Digital Course Content

Explore a variety of guides and resources related to digital content in tech-enabled, hybrid, and online courses.

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When you make online materials for your class, there is also a great opportunity to redesign the face-to-face learning experience for students to use higher level cognitive skills. Consider these techniques to make your classes more active and engaging.

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Watch this video for Online Learning Programs Director Kristin Palmer's online teaching advice.

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The Community of Inquiry framework "represents a process of creating a deep and meaningful learning experience through the development of three interdependent elements – social, cognitive and teaching presence." This framework has been grounded in research and proven over the last three decades to be effective.

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Cognitive presence is a component of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework for teaching effective, engaging courses. It is the academic content and engaging of the mind in the online environment. Explore ways to create cognitive presence in your online course.

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Social presence is a component of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework for teaching effective, engaging courses. It is allowing students to show up as themselves and building a sense of community and belonging within the online environment. Check out resources on creating your online social presence.

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Teaching presence is a component of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework for teaching effective, engaging courses. It is how the instructor shows up and facilitates the class and this may be a little harder to be in an online environment. Check out resources on creating your online teaching presence.

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Learn more about how to teach online or created blended or flipped classes; standards, guidance, news, and trends in online learning; and rubrics for developing your online course.

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Some ideas to help you convert your face-to-face class in order to create a successful blended class.

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The University of Virginia values disability within the spectrum of human diversity and is committed to living, learning, and work environments where individuals with disabilities can be their full selves and thrive. The University recognizes that ensuring equal access to educational, employment, and all other opportunities is a shared responsibility that demands our continuous identification and removal of physical, technological, and attitudinal barriers.

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Panopto is a tool within Collab for lecture capture. Instructors can record lectures, attach slides, and edit recordings. Students can view recordings and attached slides within Collab, as well as search in the recording and skip to the relevant video section. Lectures can be recorded in a classroom environment with students.

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Suggestions and templates for building strategies and techniques to manage time and workload in your online classes, for both you and your students.

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Online Learning Consortium's checklist and resources: preparing for and wrapping up online sessions, in-meeting tips, and online lesson planning template.

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Open educational resources (OER) are freely available under a Creative Commons license for faculty and students to be able to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute the content. Find out more about OER and where to find them.

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While there is no institution-level standard for evaluating the quality of hybrid courses, online courses, or online programs at UVA, the University does have memberships to several organizations that publish quality standards.

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Use Zoom to hold class wherever you are, so long as you have an Internet connection.

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Screencasting is a method to quickly show students content from your desktop by recording, editing and sharing videos. Here are some tips and free tools for screen capture.

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If you are interested in creating digital assets for your course or converting parts of your course to be online, check out the many resources here at UVA to support you.

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Want to look your best on camera? Follow these tips to improve your video production quality.

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Are you a student who wants to be successful in an online or remote teaching class? Here are some tips based on research and best practices for effective online learning.

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