Sustainable Course Design Workshop

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The SCD workshop is a 3-week, online, asynchronous course designed to provide participants with technical and pedagogical skills for designing and developing a foundation course in D2L, using sustainable design components. This foundation or base course can then be used to teach in any modality, because it will incorporate “sustainable” features and resources that can be hidden or made visible depending on the modality you choose to teach in:  synchronous, hybrid or even Face to Face. 

The only criteria to attend the workshop is to have course that you can work on during the workshop. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a preliminary understanding of accessibility, learning analytics and various course modalities, and they will have begun working on an online asynchronous course with sustainable design components like a Start Module, a course alignment map, a communication and feedback plan, a Unit or Module of their choice which will have resources that can be used sustainably across modalities. It is recommended that participants who attend this workshop have a course in mind that they can work on during the workshop. 

During the workshop, there will be 3 live sessions (2 – 4 PM on each Thursday) where workshop instructors/instructional designers will answer all workshop related questions and any other questions participants may have about instructional design and development. Successful completion of all assignments and learning activities in this workshop will earn participants a digital badge.

The Sustainable Course Design Workshop is being offered in place of the Online Course Design (OCD) workshop and participants can take this course to be certified to teach online. The Online Course Design (OCD) workshop is not being offered anymore by DLI. 

Duration in Hours and Minutes: 3 weeks (10-15 hours) 

Session Administrator: Garima Banerjee and Ashely Moore

Dates that the Sessions will be offered as follows. 

  • SCD Workshop # 1:
    Begins Feb 6th, 2023.
    Registration – Open.
    Registration Close – January 30th, 2023.
    Number of participants – 30 no waitlist
  • SCD Workshop # 2 :
    Begins March 27th, 2023.
    Registration – Open.
    Registration Close – March 20th, 2023.
    Number of participants – 30 no waitlist
  • SCD Workshop # 3:
    Begins July 17th, 2023
    Registration – Open.
    Registration Close – July 10th, 2023.
    Number of participants – 30 no waitlist
Register for the SCD Workshop