Supporting an Online Course
Consultation, training and personalized support services are available throughout the year to support faculty teaching online for their first time, as well as provide support for faculty transitioning from teaching face-to-face to teaching online.
For instant help visit the D2L Solutions Center, or for live support contact 610-683-4636 or email KU D2L support.
Managing an Online Course
D2L Course Merge Request - Combine multiple course sections into one course shell.
Teaching an Online Course
Prior to teaching online for KU, each faculty member must successfully complete the Teaching Online Certification Course (TOCC). The TOCC is based on the Quality Matters© rubric and has been developed collaboratively and is co-facilitated by a team of Instructional Designers from Kutztown, CalU, Clarion, Lock Haven, Edinboro and Bloomsburg Universities. Each of the TOCC-affiliated universities, including KU, subscribes to the Quality Matters© program and utilizes the QM© rubric as the basis for Distance Education teaching support and course design consultation.
If you are new to teaching online for KU and have not yet successfully completed the TOCC, please contact Douglas Scott.
Building an Online Course
By incorporating proven instructional design strategies and utilizing the most effective pedagogical principles, we can work together to meet the diverse learning styles of our students. An instructional designer is available for consultation, design and development of supplemental course materials for use in online instruction, and training in the use and integration of the most effective and appropriate instructional technology tools. Contact Douglas Scott or Jared Green for more details.
NEW! D2L-friendly Course Template
Our fully customizable, D2L-ready online course template is ready for your content. The template is a Quality Matters©-based framework for your online, on-campus or hybrid course, and can be uploaded directly into D2L. This template provides an easily navigable, student-friendly structure, and does not limit your content or how you choose to deliver it. It is the perfect complement to your TOCC training!
The template includes:
Course Information module: sample pages that provide information about course communication, the instructor, schedule, rubrics and more.
Course Orientation module: sample pages that provide information about course navigation, etiquette and a link to the KU D2L eLearning student orientation.
Student Support Resources module: pages with links to important technology and resources such as the Academic Honesty policy and Disability services.
Weekly module: a fully customizable, sample basic weekly course structure based upon the Quality Matters Rubric. Within each of the pages is a description and an example of how it may be constructed.