Strat/Realities Teach Online


  2. A. Course Title: Strat/Realities Teach Online
    B. Course Number: ED 193B - 10516
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Alcos, Sherhil
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 229
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2652
    J. Office Hours: Tuesday: 3:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 3:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 3:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    My preferred method of communication is through Canvas Inbox. I will respond to messages within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends. In-Person meeting is by appointment ONLY although I am usually in my office from 8-5 Monday to Friday.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual


    This course is a special topics education course for teaching educators about online teaching practices. This course is an education course that will transfer to most institutions of higher education in New Mexico; however, there is no guarantee of transferability to all institutions of higher education. Please check with the receiving institution for transferability.

    Course Description:
    This course addresses how to teach online using various techniques and tools. It provides a "hands-on" approach to; understanding online course review from the paradigm of quality and student engagement; learning the pedagogy of online teaching and learning; developing strategies for teaching and learning online and experiencing the realities of online teaching and learning.



    All reading materials are provided. There are two suggested books for this course (see below).


    Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses
    Author: L. Dee Fink
    Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (August 26, 2013)
    ISBN-13: 978-1118124253
    ISBN-10: 1118124251

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    e-Learning by Design
    Author: William Horton
    Publisher: Pfeiffer; 2 edition (October 11, 2011)
    ISBN-10: 0470900024
    ISBN-13: 978-0470900024

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    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    This is a fast paced, eight week, accelerated learning course for new online instructors. The required completion of the course is when the Capstone Project is completed AND more than 50% of the Canvas Activities assigned in the course are completed satisfactorily. Grades will be based on the following components:

    CAPSTONE PROJECT (50%) – the Capstone project is designed to be the culminating experience where students use the information from the Course Mapping Template to begin planning an online course by using the Course Design Plan. A section from either the Course Map Template or the Course Design Plan will be completed during the appropriate module in Canvas. Students will be partnered with another student for building, reviewing and revisions throughout the eight weeks. The final project will provide you direction on how to plan, design and eventually build an online course in Canvas. A shared document in Office 365 cloud will be used for this project.

                  Course Map Template – the Course Map Template is used to align learning activities, assessment methods with the departmental learning outcomes and the desired course specific learning outcomes.

                  Course Design Plan – the Course Design Plan is used to guide the planning, organizing and designing of an online course that follows the online course design cycle.

    CANVAS ACTIVITIES (CANVAS COURSE DESIGN) (40%) – Students will use a practice shell to perform these hands-on activities that will support the course design cycle. The information from the Course Design Plan will be used as a guide during the actual designing process. Selected tools will be introduced for practice during the appropriate module in Canvas. Several activities will be performed within Canvas. Students will be partnered with another student and/or with a coach for building, reviewing and revisions throughout the eight weeks. The final project will provide you a template for Canvas Course Designing.

    REFLECTIVE DIALOGUE (10%) – is a dialogue that will cover topics such as real-world challenges faced by new online instructors and the actual learning experiences in the course. NOTE:Answer to the questions are due on Friday at 11:59PM and 2 responses to your classmates due on Monday at 11:59PM.


    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    Students in this course, should be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the best online teaching practices
    • Demonstrate the use of a Learning Management System
    • Demonstrate an understanding of using the online course design cycle to meaningfully design an online course
    • Engage in a dialogue that will enhance awareness in online teaching and learning (Communication and Self & Community)
    • Evaluate an online course and analyze the results to improve content quality and rigor (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving)


    At the conclusion of this course, the students should be able to:


    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at


    Response Time Frames: The instructor will respond to student email within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends. Grades for the course will be posted by the end of Friday each week.

    Time Zone: It is important to note that this course operates on Mountain Standard Time. Students are responsible for adjusting due dates to their time zone.

    Are you a good candidate for online learning? Find out by visiting Test of Online Learning Success (TOOLS)

    If you are new to online education, watch the Online Student Orientation


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  15. COURSE OUTLINE S.C.Alcos Syllabus

    The schedule below may be changed at the discretion of the instructor, if needed, to best meet the needs of the students and the pace of the course. Changes will be announced through Canvas Announcements Page.

    EDU193B - 10516 (Web Online)
    Strategies and Realities of Teaching Online
    Spring 2017 Course Outline
    Course Information (Begins Monday, 3/13) Course Orientation Pre-Test
    Office 365 Education Account Registration (Required)
    Module 0 (Begins Monday, 3/13) Canvas Orientation Module 0 Activities
    Module 1 (3/13 – 3/20) Learning Situation Course Design Plan (Section A)
    Canvas Activities
    Reflective Dialogue
    Module 2 (3/21 – 3/27) Learning Outcomes Course Map Template (Section A)
    Canvas Activities
    Reflective Dialogue
    Module 3 (3/28 – 4/3 Spring Break) Course Content Development Course Design Plan (Section B)
    Canvas Activities
    Reflective Dialogue
    Module 4 (4/4 – 4/10) The Learning Experience Course Map Template (Section B)
    Canvas Activities
    Reflective Dialogue
    Module 5 (4/11 – 4/17) Assessment Methods Course Map Template (Section C)
    Canvas Activities
    Reflective Dialogue
    Module 6 (4/18 – 4/24) Online Course Management and
    Best Practices
    Course Design Plan (Section C)
    Canvas Activities
    Reflective Dialogue
    Module 7 (4/25 – 5/1) NMJC Online Course Rubric Capstone Project Review
    Canvas Course Design Review
    FINAL WEEK (5/2 - 5/10) Post-Test
    Final Capstone Project (50%)
    Final Canvas Course Design (40%)

    • Each module begins on a Tuesday and ends on a Monday
    • Capstone Project is composed of both the Course Design Plan and Course Map Template
    • Canvas Course Design is the overall result of all the Canvas activities throughout the semester
    • Last day to withdraw is April 20th, 2017

    Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive an electronic Welcome Packet from the Distance Learning and Professional Studies Department. It will serve as a "Success Toolkit" as the new online instructor begins teaching with us.