Winter 2024 10+10 Pop-up Series

Winter 2024 10+10 Pop-up Series

In winter quarter 2024, the TLC instructional designers are offering a series of seven pop-up sessions – each just 10 minutes in length – on focused, specific topics related to online/hybrid course design.

Each of these 10 + 10 sessions will take place at 10am every Tuesday in winter quarter 2024, from Week 4 thru Week 10.  While the sessions are not recorded, session slides and resources will be made available in this 10+10 Pop-ups Series Bruin Learn site.

Why 10 + 10?

For 10 minutes, we will demo how to do something in your course that will benefit your students’ learning, while simplifying your teaching with BruinLearn.
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10 mins: Optional time for Q & A, discussion, and interaction.

Note: Because of the 10 minute duration, sessions will start promptly at 10:00am.

Zoom link for all sessions: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98654413254?pwd=SXAzcUFsS1VpM0doU0tQUy9hKzdodz09

Meeting ID: 986 5441 3254
Passcode: 196561

Bruin Learn site: This course has enabled open enrollment. Individuals can self-enroll in the course using this URL: https://bruinlearn.ucla.edu/enroll/C6KRL6


Updated Jan 31, 2024: Changes to the scheduled topics as shown in this video may occur at short notice. Please refer to the list of scheduled topics below for the correct listings.

Schedule of Topics

Other Ways to Use Discussion Forums
#morethantext #discussionforums
01/23 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Brittany Goodwell

Making Quiz Questions with AI
#Quizzes, AI, Bruin Learn
01/30 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Mark Kayser

Using Multi-tool to Build Modules Rapidly
#DesignPlus #modules
02/06 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Sirui Wang

Using Social Annotation for Reading Assignments
#socialannotation #collaboration #readtogether
02/13 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Sirui Wang

Managing Lecture videos and Zoom Recordings in Bruin Learn
#mediagallery #Kaltura
02/20 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Agustin Rios

New Quizzes: What Are They, and Should I Use Them?
#newquizzes #quiztools #comparison #classicvsnew
02/27 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Kate Schaller

Formatting Canvas Module Pages
#text #links#headings#accessibility
03/05 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Kim Ballard

Fall 2023 10+10 Pop-up Series

Fall 2023 10+10 Pop-up Series

In fall quarter 2023, the TLC instructional designers are offering a series of seven pop-up sessions – each just 10 minutes in length – on focused, specific topics related to online/hybrid course design.

Each of these 10 + 10 sessions will take place at 10am every Tuesday in fall quarter 2023, from Week 2 through Week 8.

Why 10 + 10?
For 10 minutes, we will demo how to do something in your course that will benefit your students’ learning, while simplifying your teaching with BruinLearn.
+
10 mins: Optional time for Q & A, discussion, and interaction.

Note: Because of the 10 minute duration, sessions will start promptly at 10:00am.

Zoom link for all sessions: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98654413254?pwd=SXAzcUFsS1VpM0doU0tQUy9hKzdodz09

Meeting ID: 986 5441 3254
Passcode: 196561

Bruin Learn site: This course has enabled open enrollment. Individuals can self-enroll in the course using this URL: https://bruinlearn.ucla.edu/enroll/C6KRL6

Schedule of Topics

How to Welcome Your Students Online
#GettingStarted #Introductions #OnlineStudyTips #Announcements
10/3 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Sirui Wang

Streamline Your Course Navigation
#coursenavigation #declutter #studentexperience
10/10 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Kate Schaller

Make your Syllabus Accessible in Bruin Learn
10/17 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Mark Kayser

(Why) Organize your Quiz Questions in Quiz Banks
#quizzes #questionbanks #organize #streamline
10/24 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Kate Schaller

Creating Engaging Discussion Prompts
#prompts #discussions #criticalthinking
10/31 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Brittany Goodwell

How to Keep Students on Track in Hybrid & Online Courses
#studentpathway #weeklyrhythm #timemanagement
11/07 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Kim DeBacco

To Skim or Not to Skim: Using Headings for Accessibility
#headings #screen readers #accessibility
11/14 10:00-10:20 am
Facilitator: Kim Ballard

Instructional Design

Instructional Design

What is Instructional Design?

Simply put, instructional design is the creation of instructional materials. Though this field goes beyond simply creating teaching materials, it carefully considers how students learn and what materials and methods will most effectively help individuals achieve their academic goals. The principles of instructional design consider how educational tools should be designed, created and delivered to any learning group, from grade school students to adult employees across all industry sectors. (From Purdue Online)


UCLA Online Teaching and Learning’s instructional design team provides campus faculty and academic leaders with the experience, knowledge, and support to incorporate educational technologies into courses. This can take the form of individual consultations, public workshops, and other sessions in promoting and advising on the use of existing, experimental, and new technologies.

Consulting with an instructional designer (ID) might save you a lot of work and time in creating your course or program. An ID can advise and assist you with these considerations and more. For online instructional design support, please reach out to us at contact@online.ucla.edu or submit the form using the button below. Both the email and the form are sent to the same location, so use either method and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Help With Instructional Design

Moving online requires a fresh mindset. Here are some starting points to help you imagine and prepare for a new way of teaching.

You will need to set up a clearly organized online course site, with a consistent sequence of resources, learning activities, and assignments in each section, week, or topic.

Be prepared to calendarize regular times to go into your course site and quickly browse through posts, work completion, and materials. When the course is underway, you and your TA should plan to come into your course site at least once a day to curate and maintain the course site.

Set and maintain some boundaries for yourself. State explicitly:

  • your guaranteed email turn-around time,
  • when you are available and when you won’t be responding to messages, and
  • a set of Help Tips that triage students to the right people or resources, depending on the issue.

Communication: How will students receive course content, news, deadlines, and announcements? Everything needs to be communicated in writing and/or by video:

  • instructor videos (formal lectures, informal messages),
  • text (announcements, instructions, prompts, rubrics, feedback), and
  • images, graphics, visuals.

Encourage your students to communicate clearly, be organized, self-disciplined, and successful. When you model those qualities, they will lean into the experience too.  Note that student success or failure in remote and online courses is not your personal responsibility, but you can create the conditions for satisfactory and, indeed, outstanding achievement online.

Student interaction and collaboration: Successful remote and online courses are characterized by carefully structured group work, active learning and student engagement in activities and projects that rely on group work, self- and peer assessment.

How much time will it take?  Planning and creating an online course requires a lot of upfront time. However, time spent on careful design and production will save you time when you prepare to offer the course a second time and beyond. Designing a durable, fully online course from scratch can take anywhere from 3-12 months, depending on your prioritization and commitment, and the resources and support available to you.  We recommend you start early!  As you look ahead consider too the course launch date and the course approval deadlines.  Work backwards to plan a work timeline (approvals, design and production goals).

Support & resources: Time equals money, so will you need time release? Will you require a student to help you – perhaps a GSR who knows the learning management system and can assist with collecting resources, course site “build” and testing?  Other costs may include studio time, equipment, software, and graphic design.

At UCLA you have at your disposal instructional designers, media production specialists, educational technologists, Writing Program support and consulting services, and outstanding Library colleagues and resources. Seek out a colleague in your department who can support you and offer feedback on your design and course site.

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