This resource identifies several myths that are often voiced about accessibility in the classroom, then counters those myths with the actual facts.
UMGC Professional Development Resources
This document provides a series of tips for improving the production quality of multimedia created for UMGC courses.
The purpose of this document is to help the program director begin outlining the learning needs of a program and to uncover learning needs that might not be met by the current capabilities and tools.
The purpose of the roadmap is to design the overall architecture of a course. This resource can be used to map a course’s activities so that the team can ensure good alignment and sequencing of the assignments.
This resource is used to map a course’s activities so that faculty can ensure good alignment and sequencing of the assignments.
This document is used to map a course’s curriculum at the assignment/project level and see relationships between the different components of that assignment.
This document will help you review courses for culturally sound design, as well as design courses with better awareness.
This document will help you to review courses for culturally sound design, as well as design courses with better awareness.
This document provides a series of tips for improving the production quality of graphic arts content created for UMGC courses.
This resource includes best practices in applying learning design principles, searching for learning resources, identifying digital rights requirements, and ensuring accessibility compliance in the classroom.
This resource provides useful tips on how instructors can promote teams and teamwork in their course or program.
The purpose of this template is to develop profiles for what the typical student entering a program will be like, including skills, knowledge, and other attributes, and to develop a profile of what graduates from a specific program should be like, particularly in what learners should know and be able to do.
This checklist should be used when determining the accessibility of Word 2016 documents. It is derived from a resource published by the U.S. General Services Administration.
This checklist should be used when determining the accessibility of PDF documents. It is derived from a resource published by the U.S. General Services Administration.
This document provides a series of tips for improving the production quality of videos created for UMGC courses.
This document is used as a programmatic planning tool. First, stakeholders collaborate to map out the goals and key elements at a program level. Then, with these goals and elements in mind, stakeholders design each course.
This template will guide faculty or program directors in how to map out a course into competencies, deliverables, learning topics, course-specific materials, and so forth.
UMGC slideshow that highlights how engaging practices in online learning and authentic student assessments can promote integrity across the educational spectrum.
The UMGC OER Quality Guide is a tool to help evaluate the quality of OERs for use in your course. It examines resources through multiple lenses: compliance; content considerations; and technical factors. The Quality Guide Q&A answers key questions about the Quality Guide and helps users use the guide effectively.
This resource provides guidance to faculty on 1) how to compose instructions that provide learners with sufficient information to complete the deliverables and allow faculty to accurately assess competencies and 2) how to present instructions in a way that encourages learners to notice, remember, and follow through on critical features of the assignment.