Canisius College, a Jesuit institution in Buffalo, NY, has moved rapidly to build online programs, tripling the number in the last three years. To address this rapid growth, the college created and implemented a comprehensive and innovative collection of training offerings that helps connect faculty to the values and mission of their institution as well as addressing faculty members’ prior experiences with online teaching. Using Palloff and Pratt’s Five Phases of Online Faculty Development to guide the professional development offerings, the Plan is made up of three core workshops (novice, intermediate, and advanced), online course review tool, the Griff Guide to Teaching Online, resources for review and assessment, and professional development opportunities.
As a result, many faculty are using SoftChalk to help them develop their quality online, hybrid, and blended courses. The final portion of this presentation will illustrate some of the many ways faculty (and students) across the college are utilizing SoftChalk to teach and present online through real-world examples.
Presenter: Leah MacVie, Instructional Designer, Canisius College