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.
Faculty should check out the UIUC Software WebStore offers free and discounted software to UIS faculty, students, and staff.
What you will find in…
- Building Digital Communities
Faculty development course required to teach online at UIS.
- Course Design
This section provides you with the most basic pieces of information about how to start teaching in an online environment. Instructors will also find quality improvement resources and rubrics.
- Learning Theories
- Accessibility Resources
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 Canvas Materials to a New Course, How to Create Video Lectures, and more.
- How to Be a Better Online Teacher
The Chronicle of Higher Education offers this advice guide for online instructors.
In the event of a short-term campus closure, this site can provide guidance in teaching remotely.
Learn about UIS’s initiatives to increase the use of OERs on campus.
- Proctoring Options
- Academic Integrity Resources
- Employability 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 Opportunities in Online Learning
Several opportunities for faculty development and professional learning networks are included. View a list of UIS faculty who have complete professional certificates in online learning.
- Resources for Online Program Coordinators
- Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
- Regular and Substantive Interaction in Online Courses