Welcome to the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning

We are proud to partner with faculty to bring online and hybrid learning to KU.  As a service organization for faculty, our instructional designers and eLearning support specialists provide a wide range of pedagogy and media expertise to help you envision and implement online courses. Whether in Budig or in your office, the Center for Online and Distance Learning has staff available to assist you.

Please contact us at any time to discuss your ideas and schedule an appointment.

Learn how we can work together.


Lunch & Learn Sessions

CODL hosts faculty sessions focusing on ideas, issues, and resources for online and hybrid learning.  We hope you will join us for these campus discussion opportunities.  If not, video versions will be available following most sessions.

The next Lunch & Learn will be held on November 12, 2014 at noon in the Kansas Union Centennial Room. The title is "Student Engagement Outside of Class Using Blackboard Collaborate." The featured panelists are Jerry Crawford II, Ph.D., Director, Journalism Multicultural Scholars Program, Julia Murray, Assistant Director, Spanish Language Program, Renée Hewitt, Instructional Designer, Center for Online and Distance Learning, and John Rinnert, IT Coordinator, KU Information Technology. A short Collaborate demonstration will be held towards the end of the Lunch & Learn.

Our last L&L event was held on October 9, 2014.
The October Lunch & Learn was presented by Noel Rasor, Assistant Director, KU Public Management Center and Cindy Dunham, Project Coordinator, KU Public Management Center and was titled, "Moving Online with Adult Learners." The Kansas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program brings together employees from government and public service agencies to work on managerial competencies over an 11-month period. Assignments are given and collected via Blackboard, yet many of the adult students have no previous experience with an online learning management system. Noel and Cindy shared what they’ve learned about creating a Blackboard site that works for this population and the broader lessons learned along the way.
Spring 2015 Lunch & Learn events will be held in February, March and April. The details will be posted here as they become available.
Click on the link below to watch the latest L&L event.
View our previous Lunch & Learn sessions in our video library.
Faculty Course Support

CODL staff are available to answer your questions or schedule a consultation about your course development needs.  We provide instructional design, media production, and expertise in hybrid and online learning. We look forward to hearing from you at 785-864-1000 or onlinelearning@ku.edu

"CODL has helped me figure out appropriate strategies for converting some of the conventional classroom techniques that I use in a face-to-face setting to a format that will work for an online class"

J. Megan Greene
Director, Associate Professor
Center for East Asian Studies

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Nov 12
CODL Lunch & Learn
12:00 pm
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