Designing and Developing an E-Learning Course

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Designing and Developing an E-Learning Course

Preparation

  • Use Canvas to prepare for using the Learning Management System (LMS) to develop your e-Learning.
  • View the video Learning Canvas | Creating a Teacher Account.

Overview

Build on your approved Week 6 assignment by making any necessary revisions and creating course content. You’ll also be building out the first three weeks of your course on the Canvas development site.

Instructions

Describe Course Content

Write a 4–6 page paper in which you:

  1. Revise the proposed e-Learning course from the Week 6 assignment based on feedback from your professor.
  2. Provide a course name and course ID using the format Course Name: Pat Smith_Introduction to Social Science; Course ID: PatSmith_ISS100.
  3. Provide a course description with three goals and a welcoming announcement.
  4. List one or two required instructional materials for the course and at least three supplemental materials, providing a rationale for each.
  5. List and label 3–5 learning outcomes for the first three weeks of instruction.
  6. Recommend three or four instructional strategies to be used in the course, providing a rationale for each.
  7. Design a weekly schedule for the first three weeks that includes topics, learning outcomes aligned with the topics, two discussions each week, and a required activity each week.
  8. Create a five-question quiz and a writing assignment in the Assessments area.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Develop in Canvas

Note: Use the information—course name, course ID, course description, goals, and so on—developed in your 4–6 page paper to complete your course development.

Registration and Initial Course Setup

  1. Go to Canvas.
  2. Select Click Here, It’s Free.
  3. Select I’m a Teacher.
  4. Follow the instructions to create an account.

Develop Course Shell

View the videos to help you set up your course shell:

  • Set Your Course Home Page.
  • Customize Your Course Settings.

Requirements:

  1. Provide a welcome announcement.
  2. Build three content areas.
  3. Create Week 1 Content, Week 2 Content, and Week 3 Content.
  4. Create one item in each content area with three or four completed PowerPoint slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course attached.

Develop Content Structure

View the video to help you set up the content structure: Create Modules for Your Class. Requirements:

  1. Go to the Information link (left course menu) and create the required course elements listed next.
  2. List the one or two required instructional materials and at least three supplemental materials. Name this item “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”
  3. List 3–5 learning outcomes for the first three weeks of instruction and label this item “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1–3.”
  4. Build a weekly schedule for these three weeks that includes topic and learning outcomes aligned with these topics. Label this item “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1–3.”

Develop Discussions

View the video to help you set up the discussions: Create Discussions. Requirements:

  1. Create a Forum in the Discussions area and name it “Weeks 1–3 Discussion.”
  2. Post two discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.

Develop Assessments

View the videos to help you set up the assessments:

  • Create a Quiz.
  • Create Assignments.

Requirements:

  1. Create another content area named Assessments.
  2. Create a five-question quiz and a writing assignment in the Assessments area.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Develop an e-Learning course.