The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) provides support in the areas of faculty development, instructional design, and learning theory as it relates to the use and exploration of technologies to enhance online learning.
When you teach online, not only do students get a chance to learn in a different way, but faculty also experience the power of technology infused pedagogy within a virtual classroom.
What you will find in…
- Course Design
This section provides you with the most basic pieces of information about how to start teaching in an online environment.
- Learning Theories
Interested in the research supporting online education and the development of an instructionally sound online course? This section provides links to many recent articles.
- Accessibility Resources
Learn about everything from the UIS Accessible Syllabus Template to creating accessible documents to captioning and color choices.
Discussion boards, rubrics, and other communication strategies
- Teaching Technologies
There are many technologies that you can use to deliver or enhance an online course. Supported technologies are listed and explained in this area.
- Assessment and Feedback
Learn about rubrics, discussion boards, tests, and other assessment tools.
- Common Tasks in Online Teaching
This is where you will find detailed instructions for processes such as: How to Copy Blackboard Materials to a New Course, How to Create Video Lectures, and more.
- Career Skills Integration in Online Courses
Learn to integrate career and professional development concepts based upon principles of contemporary educational theory and emerging pedagogical research
- Meet UIS Online and COLRS
The University of Illinois at Springfield has been very successful in pioneering an administrative style of incorporating online programs into the fabric of the institution
- Workshops & Trainings Archives [COLRS Online Teaching & Technology Blog]
View archived training materials for sessions you may have missed. View upcoming events.
- Professional Development
Many certificates and courses in online learning are available for UIS faculty and staff through COLRS, the Illinois Online Network, and resources for building your own personal learning network.
- Resources for Online Program Coordinators