CODL Workshops

CODL offers interactive opportunities to support online teaching and learning at KU. Our workshops have provided foundational instructional design principles that focus on competencies identified by the Provost: writing outcomes, student assessment, engaging activities, and flexible formats. We welcome you to review our previous sessions and submit a request for your school or department!


Crash Course in Online Course Design (Part 3) - August 6, 2020

Crash Course in Online Course Design (Part 2) - August 5, 2020

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Crash Course in Online Course Design (Part 1) - August 4, 2020

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Crash Course in Online Course Design (Part 3) - July 30, 2020

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Crash Course in Online Course Design (Part 2) - July 29, 2020

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Crash Course in Online Course Design (Part 1) - July 28, 2020

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Determining What Content Goes Online - July 22, 2020

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Tour the CODL Course Template in Blackboard - July 1, 2020

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6-minute Video Recap of CODL Course Template in Blackboard

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East Asian Languages & Cultures Department - June 29, 2020

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English Department - June 22 & 23, 2020

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History Department - June 10, 2020

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School of Public Affairs & Administration - June 3, 2020

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School of Social Welfare - May 29, 2020

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School of Business - May 14 & 15, 2020

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  • Mapped course objectives, organization, and structure critical to setting expectations and assessing learning.
  • Virtual tour of the media production studio on campus and tips on best practices.
  • Course Mapping Activity (PDF)

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  • What went well in remote teaching and challenges to improve upon.
  • Alternative assessments and student engagement activities that align with objectives.
  • Accessibility in the online format
  • Presentation Slides (PDF) 


"Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Online Courses" Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Establishing an inclusive and equitable learning environment is important in all courses at KU. John Bricklemyer, Assistant Director for Project Management Programs, developed a checklist for diversity, equity, and inclusion for online courses.

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"Course Metamorphosis - How a F2F Course Transformed Into an Online Course" Friday, November 9, 2018

Dr. Steve Case, Ph.D., Director Center for STEM Learning, and Co-director UKanTeach Program shares his experience and insights into the evolution and transformation of his traditional face-to-face course. Facilitated by Renée Hewitt, CODL Instructional Designer.

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"Partnering with CODL for Online Course Development" Friday, October 25, 2018

Terri Woodburn, Ph.D. Assistant Program Director, Professional Science Masters shares her experience working with CODL instrucitonal designer, E-Lu Chen in the application of best practices in the onine teaching environment.

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“Collaborative Learning in an Online Environment” Friday, February 9, 2018

Instructional designer, Renée Hewitt, is joined by Heather McCain, professor in the School of Engineering, to demonstrate how online group projects can promote engagement, interaction, and critical thinking skills.

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"Building and Teaching a Hybrid Course" Friday, October 27, 2017

Kelly Crane, lecturer in the School of Business, shares her experience of structuring a hybrid course and selecting online instructional materials.

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