Versions of courses are identified based on the development criteria that it meets. The following checklist outlines the tasks that are done to a course to complete Version 2 requirements. For each task there is a definition, criteria, and examples to support the tasks required for course improvements.
There are TWO locations for our courses: staging and production. Staging is where we update/renew our courses. Production is where our courses are live for students.
Step 1 Find Course
Go to staging and find your course: https://sunwestsd-staging.yourmoodle.com/my/
Step 2 Course Instructor Block
The beginning of your course that shows the teacher photo and contact information. This block is the same on all DLC courses.
- Link the “ Meet Your Teacher” to your staff bio that is on the DLC website
Step 3 Course Information Topic
The first topic is called "Course Information" and will be the same in every course. This section has been imported for you already.
- Verify that collapsible topics are in the course and are labelled "Unit # Name of Unit"
Step 4 Course Outcomes
A link to the Ministry of Education online curriculum to the specific course to help parents, students; EA’s, student support teachers etc. understand the integrity, purpose and intent of the curriculum.
- Hyper link the course link
- Optional: I can statements, curriculum maps, locally Developed Courses added as well.
Step 5 Course Overview
A concise outline of the units and a brief explanation of each unit. Suggested time in hours for each unit may be included.
- Create course overview for the course.
- Create a print pdf copy of overview and link in course
Step 6: Assessment and Evaluation
An explanation of how the learner is assessed by sharing the types of assessments, their worth. In addition, post the common assessment tools (e.g. rubrics, checklists) frequently used in the course. Include proctored exam explanations and procedures if needed.
- Create a concise and brief explanation of assessments
- Attach assessment tools regularly used in course
Step 7: Timeline
A visual chart/table that lists the course lessons/assignments along with timeframe in hours. Depending on the course, timelines can be chunked to meet the needs of the learner and the course.
- Use the template to create a timeline for your course.
- Use Todd’s Document to create accurate timelines for flex and guided students. PD support will planned to help teachers create their templates.
NOTE: Elementary courses will use the information that is in the front of the print booklets explaining time.
Step 8: Procedures
Specific procedures connected to the course explained here. Examples of specific procedures may include:
- Submitting course work
- Communication with instructor
- Citing sources
- Arranging for a proctored exam
- Completing OATS certification
- Create a list of concise explanations of the procedures necessary to be successful in the course.
- Link to Helpdesk Tutorials or ask for a Tutorial to be created or added to Helpdesk by using the blue box with ?
Step 9: Expectations
A school explanation of the expectations that we have for our learners.
- Copy the information from the Ultimate Template to your course
- Additional Course Specific expectations cannot be added.
Step 10: Resources
There are varieties of resources used in our courses.
Resources Supplied by the DLC
- Materials sent by the DLC to the learner upon enrollment in the course. Be specific about when these resources are going to be sent out.
e.g. heart rate monitor after unit 2
- Should be consistent with the materials listed on the DLC home page.
- A link to the DLC help can be included, but should include the disclaimer "For technical support only"
Resources Obtained by Learner
- Materials and other resources that are not sent by the DLC, but that the student will require for the course.
- Students are expected to purchase or locate these items themselves at their own cost.
Instructor Recommended Resources
- Resources that the instructor has determined are useful for the course, but not necessary.
- Students can locate them and use them for their work, but should not be expected to have them.
- Links to useful websites can be listed here.
- List the resources needed for the course under the Supplied, Required and Additional resource categories.
- Confirm the resource list matches the website.
Step 11: Appendix
All resources used in the design of the course need to be documented in a formal reference list and posted in your course. This helps to ensure copyright laws are begin followed. This is located as the last collapsible topic.
Resources to include are publication contracts, images, online textbooks, online videos, audio resources, major integrated resources, etc.
- Name the last Collapsible Topic in the course “ Appendix”
- Create a reference list (bibliography) to link to Appendix page in the course.