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The micro-credential in teaching online courseware includes:

  • Welcome – Get introduced to the program and the offered content
  • Student Engagement – Learn how to facilitate effective class discussions
  • Setting Expectations – Explore ways in which to have high expectations for yourself and your students; and how to effectively communicate those expectations with your students
  • Time Management – Learn ways in which to manage your time: as a graduate student trying to juggle classes you’re taking, classes your teaching, and your research; and as an instructor, trying to manage time in your classroom
  • Effective Feedback – Here, strategies are presented to help give beneficial feedback, one such method includes using grading rubrics
  • Student-Centered Practice – Learn about the student-side of the classroom; included in this module are techniques for making your classroom documents accessible; not only is it necessary when you have a student with special needs in your class, it’s just good practice




This video tutorial shows you an overview of the Grades Tool in D2L Brightspace : <Click here to view tutorial>

This video of SIU Faculty, Dr. Walter Metz, offers advice about saving time using grading rubrics: <Click here to view video> 

This video of SIU Faculty, Dr. Saran Donahoo, offers further advice about using grading sheets: <Click here to view video>

This blog post shows five principles for providing feedback that’s useful to your students: <Click to read>

This article offers twenty ways of providing feedback: <Click to read>

This article emphasizes the importance of giving and receiving feedback: <Click to read>

Teaching online? This article discusses best practices of giving online feedback: <Click to read>