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June 26, 2020

To: UNCG Faculty

Designing Effective Online Courses:

An Online Workshop for UNC System Faculty and Staff

I am pleased to announce the availability of Designing Effective Online Courses, an online workshop for to support faculty and staff across the System in moving their courses to an online format. I would appreciate you circulating this announcement among your faculty and staff.

Registration opens today, Friday, June 26.  The workshop is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Learn more and register.  This workshop will also be discussed at today’s monthly Digital Learning Webinar at 11:00 a.m.

Who Should Attend: This workshop will provide faculty and staff with information, tools, and experiences that will help them to be more successful—and more comfortable—teaching online.

Because time is of the essence, the UNC System Division of Academic Affairs, and its Digital Learning Initiative, have designed this workshop to focus on the most essential topics any faculty member will need to move their courses online quickly and effectively. The material will be aimed at instructors who have minimal proficiency leading online learning environments, but experienced instructors will also find new tips, hot topics, and useful activities.

When: The workshop officially launches on July 6. Participants can finish the work at their own pace, but they are encouraged to complete the program by July 17.

What You’ll Experience:

  1. An interactive, hands-on, workshop approach
  2. A chance to create and build usable course assets throughout the workshop
  3. The opportunity to experience online teaching best practices from the student perspective
  4. A model of flexible course design that provides ample time for collaboration while also allowing  participants to set their own pace

Learn More: The attached syllabus provides additional detail. Visit the Digital Learning Initiative website to register.

I hope that faculty and staff across the UNC System will take advantage of this significant resource so that so that our online offerings are even more robust and engaging.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jim Ptaszynski, Vice President for Digital Learning (jimp@northcarolina.edu).


Kimberly van Noort, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Chief Academic  Officer


University of North Carolina System Office

910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27515
Office:  919.962.4614


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