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- Explore the Technology page in this guide for e-learning tools for presentations, videos and more
- Visit D2L Instructor Resources to access resources for:
- online course design
- online accessibility
- academic integrity and proctoring
- third-party tools
HCC Guidebook for Distance Learning
Comprehensive guidebook for online and blended courses at Hagerstown Community College. Includes step-by-step guidelines for designing your online course
Getting Your Course Online
Guide for converting an in-person class to an online version
ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit
Welcoming students, managing your online presence, organizing your online course, planning and facilitating discussions, recording effective microlectures, and engaging students
How to Be a Better Online Teacher
Advice on how to make your online pedagogy as effective and satisfying as the in-person version, including 10 essential practices of better online teaching, common misperceptions, and finding help
Equity Unbound has teamed up with OneHE to develop open educational resources for online community-building.
QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist
Design for remote instruction, beginning with preparing students for success and continuing through guiding their learning
QM Higher Education Rubric, 6th ed.
Non-annotated version of Quality Matters Rubric Specific Review Standards for course design
How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide
Guide to using video to humanize course content and leverage asynchronous learning for better student outcomes
Respondus LockDown Browser locks down a test-taker's browser during the test.
Respondus Monitor is a proctoring tool for remote test-taking.
Pearson and McGraw Hill integrations
- Pearson and McGraw Hill use LockDown Browser in their platforms
- Respondus recommends setting up an integration for Monitor in Pearson MyLab instead of linking through a D2L quiz
- 1-on-1 office hours are available with a Respondus trainer. Schedule an appointment using the LockDown Browser Dashboard in your course
Online teaching in math, science and art
Teaching Lab Sciences and Fine Arts Remotely
Article from Inside Higher Ed about how faculty members find ways to teach lab sciences and studio art effectively online
Teaching Science Totally Online
The "Godfather of Online Science" shares tips for using LabPaq science lab kits and SoftChalk lesson authoring software to create high-quality online lab science courses that transfer
Quality Matters training for online course design
Applying the QM Rubric Workshop
Contact Fletcher Center coordinator Linda Cornwell for information (email@example.com).
Quality Matters (QM) is a non-profit organization that promotes and improves the quality of online course design through professional development and course peer review. Hagerstown Community College is a Higher Education Member of QM.
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR), QM's flagship workshop, is available from the Fletcher Faculty Development Center in a 2-week online format and a one-day in-person format. In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement. APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer. Participants who complete the workshop earn a certificate of completion from QM.
Access your QM certificate
View, download or print your QM certificate at MyQM> My Activity> Certificates. If you did not complete the workshop evaluation, you will need to do that in order to generate a certificate.
Access your QM digital credential
This page provides instructions for accessing a digital version of your QM credentials to include in an email signature, resume or social media page.
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