Ally Toolkit

Additional resources to assist faculty in creating Blackboard course content that follows principles of Universal Design.

Word formatting basics (video)

Headings in Word (video)

Lists in Word (video)

This is an open resource that contains MANY resources for how you can make your content more accessible: OER_Accessibility_Checklist

This document is from a January 2020 Course Design for Student Success that incorporates many of the features addressed above, but in a printable format with screenshots: Course Design for Student Success – Ally 01202020 (2)

Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (comprehensive website): http://udloncampus.cast.org/home

Link to session recording and PPT of a session regarding UDL and Ally held at Concordia University Wisconsin on June 4, 2020: link to materials

Designing Your Course and Syllabus

Below are resources related to this program presented by Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson on January 15, 2020.

1A- Jan 2020 Syllabus Workshop

1B-Instructional Script Jan 2020

1C- Syllabus Workshop Outline January 2020

5- Rev Global Learning Outcomes Diagram Nov 1, 2018

6-University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies-4

7- PLOs to GLOs CurriculumMap-Example_MS-Leadership

8- Effective Instruction at CU Model Color 14 Feb 2018 E Evans

9- Rev Bloom’s Taxonomy Triangle (Color)

10- BloomsTaxonomyVerbs

11- Blooms Taxonomy Wheel Color

12- revised-blooms-chart and questioning strategies

18- Spring 2020 Dates

19- CU Faculty Handbook Policies on LMS

The information on the syllabus template, instructions, writing a good course description, the credit hour, behavioral language, and connecting to the Global Learning Outcomes is here http://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

For samples of well-written syllabi, please contact Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu

Occasional Use of Zoom for Instructional Hours

Information you may want to include in your syllabus if using Zoom for occasional use for instructional hours:

Advance Notice: Contact the instructor at least one week in advance of the particular session to request approval to participate remotely through Zoom.

Attendance: If the student is able to fully participate and interact with students and the instructor,  the instructor may mark the student in “attendance.” However, if the instructor records any class sessions and make them available to students, watching a video of a session does not constitute “attendance” as defined by the university.

Recording of Class Sessions: Students should be aware that the instructor may determine a need to record a class session using videoconference software. The instructor will announce verbally that a recording is being made at the beginning of any recording.

Accessibility

Videoconferencing allows accessibility for all students as a universal design and might be used in the Concordia “classroom” to address individuals with documented need for accommodations. As with all accommodations, the Director of Accessibility

Services will set this up with the instructor and the student. Zoom enables FERP A/HIP AA compliance and provides end-to-end 256-bit encryption. Accessibility for Zoom is maintained by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (https://zoom.us), not Concordia University. Specific information about accessibility is provided by Zoom within the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Statement, available here: Zoom and Accessibility.

CUAA Syllabus Construction Workshop (August 8, 2018)

This Fall Georgia Kreiger led this session. Below are related handouts.

Course Design and Syllabus Construction Workshop Outline Link to Document

PowerPoint Slides  Link to Document

Board Global Ends Policy Diagram + University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies (ULOAs) https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/_assets/University%20Liberal%20Arts%20Outcomes%20and%20Proficiencies.pdf

Draft of Possible Evaluation of Instruction at CU Model  Link to Document

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel http://www.heybradfords.com/moonlight/files/CV/ProfSampleFiles/CDWS/bloom_revised_taxonomy_fB1-graphic.jpg

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies https://www.cloud.edu/Assets/PDFs/assessment/revised-blooms-chart.pdf

Elements of the Concordia Syllabus Link to Document

Syllabus Template, Instructions and Credit Hour Policy http://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations  Link to Document

Fall 2018 Semester Schedule  Link to Document

Faculty Handbook Policies about LMS  Link to Document

CUW Syllabus Construction Workshop (August 15, 2018)

This Fall Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson led this session. Below are related handouts.

Course Design and Syllabus Construction Workshop Outline:  Link to Document

PowerPoint Slides:  Link to Document

Board Global Ends Policy Diagram: Link to Document

University Global Learning Outcomes: Link to Document

University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies (ULOAs):  https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/_assets/University%20Liberal%20Arts%20Outcomes%20and%20Proficiencies.pdf

Draft of Possible Evaluation of Instruction at CU Model:  Link to Document

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy:  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs:  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel: http://www.heybradfords.com/moonlight/files/CV/ProfSampleFiles/CDWS/bloom_revised_taxonomy_fB1-graphic.jpg

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies: https://www.cloud.edu/Assets/PDFs/assessment/revised-blooms-chart.pdf

Elements of the Concordia Syllabus: Link to Document

Syllabus Template, Instructions and Credit Hour Policy: http://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations: Link to Document

Fall 2018 Semester Schedule: Link to Document

Faculty Handbook Policies about LMS: Link to Document

Syllabus Template and Instructions

Attached are the syllabus template, instructions and credit hour policy currently in place for faculty at Concordia University.

Updated August 2021

Concordia-University-Syllabus-Template-August 2021

SyllabusTemplateInstructions 2020

Syllabus Cover Sheet November 2020

Course Description Guide January 2020

Credit Hour Policy

How to Connect to Global Learning Outcomes in CU Syllabus

Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations

Reminder from Leah Dvorak, Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs

A change to any of the following components of a course syllabus require that the department or program submit the syllabus for review as a “revised” syllabus:

  • Course Title
  • Course Number
  • Credit Hours
  • Course description (aka catalog description)

This is to ensure that the university catalog, schedule, academic advising, and admission teams possess current, accurate information about all courses offered by the university.