- Process Overview
- Self-Guided Resources
A full explanation of the process is available in these Google documents. Note that you will need to go through the process with all your course preps simultaneously (rather than doing one course and then restarting for another) in order to get appropriate support and stay on track to be ready in the fall.
- Details for full-time faculty producing their own courses
- Details for part-time faculty producing their own courses
- Details for those producing Model Courses (see also the Model Course page)
The first step in the process is the Kickoff Phase, which begins with a consultation with a member of the Kickoff Team. In this meeting, you will collaboratively determine your needs. More information, including the link to sign up for a session, is available here.
During the Design Phase, you will work on revising your syllabus, designing your activities and assignments, finalizing your content, and building your Canvas course. This phase includes the Design Check-In meeting with a peer or with a member of the CLT-organized Design Team, depending on the plan you make during your Kickoff Meeting.
During the Design Phase, you can consult our pages on approaching flex-hybrid design, which covers the pedagogical underpinnings of what flex-hybrid is, how it relates to other ways of teaching, and Champlain’s rationale for using it, and strategies for designing your flex-hybrid course. This latter page also contains links to pages with special tips and tricks for lecture-based, discussion-based, project-based, and lab/studio courses. (As of June 16, these sub-pages are partially constructed, with additional resources added on a rolling basis.) You may also wish to investigate the guide to the Canvas Template.
More detailed information about what to expect in the Design Phase is available here.
The Review Phase includes two components, the Course Review and the Technical Review. The Course Review is a conversation in which you and a peer or Design Team member (depending on the plan you have been following) discuss your course delivery plans, strategies for student engagement, intentions for balancing synchronous and asynchronous teaching, and other key aspects of good course design. The Technical Review occurs towards the end of the summer and does not involve a meeting. An expert in Canvas and course design will check your course to ensure that it meets all Canvas-related requirements and that tools like the Gradebook are working correctly.
More detailed information about the Review Phase and how to prepare for review is available here.
General Timeline (FT faculty)
The documents above contain further details. Part-time faculty, please see the document detailing your process, linked above.
Several resources to guide your independent work are available to you:
- Glossary of Terms – common terms used on this website and in the following prep materials
- Fall Course Standards – the mandatory standards for fall 2020 courses as approved by the Office of Academic Affairs.
- Course Standards Checklist – an easily-digestible version of the above, with suggestions for best practices. Link is to a Google doc template (Champlain login required).
- Backwards Design Form – a detailed walkthrough of structuring your course that emphasizes designing from outcomes (“Backwards Design”, described here) and helps you provide regular flex-hybrid interactions and assessments. Link is to a Google doc template (Champlain login required).
- Syllabus Template – this template organizes common items from faculty syllabi in a consistent way, and matches the syllabus template found in this fall’s Canvas course shells for easy copy-pasting. Following the template will help your course meet the fall Course Standards and the Champlain College Syllabus Guidelines. Link is to a Google doc template (Champlain login required). Please note that per the official college Syllabus Guidelines, you must save/download your syllabus as a doc or pdf and upload to Canvas, or copy the syllabus content straight into the Canvas-native template. Linking to a Google doc is not acceptable. This template is provided as a working tool.
- Canvas Template Information – a guide to understanding and importing the highly recommended fall Canvas template.
More details coming soon!