IDL6543

What is IDL6543?

IDL6543 is an award-winning, non-credit course for faculty provided by UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL). IDL6543 models how to teach online using a combination of seminars, labs, consultations, and web-based instruction and is delivered in an M (mixed) mode. The time commitment for this course is not inconsequential, in that it will require a minimum of 80 clock hours. The purpose of this faculty development course is to help you succeed as you develop and deliver your fully online (W) or mixed mode (M) courses. Webcourses@UCF Training and Essentials of Webcourses@UCF are venues for comprehensive training using the Webcourses@UCF learning management system (LMS). By contrast, IDL6543 addresses broader technology skills, pedagogy, and logistics involved in teaching online at UCF.

About the IDL6543 Showcase

Participants will be required to present their newly developed online course at the end of each cohort. View the video below to preview how showcase presentations are managed. The video also contains a presentation from a past IDL6543 graduate.

Interested in Teaching Online?

Start by talking with colleagues already teaching online to gather their perspectives and suggestions. Next, discuss your interest with the chair of your program. If you and your department chair are in agreement, they will place you on the IDL6543 potential participant list for your college. Each college communicates its online priorities to the Center for Distributed Learning. CDL’s administrators will start the initial communication when you are scheduled to participate in IDL6543. From there, CDL’s instructional designers will take over and guide you through the process of developing online courses. Your college will determine whether or not you will receive funding or course release time to participate in IDL6543. Remember, you are required to successfully complete IDL6543 to design and deliver in the online environment using the M or W mode of delivery.

If you would like to participate in IDL6543 in an upcoming semester, please start the conversation with your department chair.

ID6543 Schedule

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Date

Week

Location

Time

Friday, January 20 Getting Started Online
Friday, January 27 Week 1 Face-to-face
Partnership 2 Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday, February 3 Week 2 Online
Friday, February 10 Week 3 Online
Friday, February 17 Week 4 Online
Friday, February 24 Week 5 Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – Noon Optional Open Lab: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Friday, March 3 Week 6 Online
Friday, March 10 Week 7 Online
March 13 – 18 Spring Break
Friday, March 24 Week 8 Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – Noon Optional Open Lab: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Friday, March 31 Week 9 Online
Friday, April 7 Week 10

Showcase

Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Summer 2017 Class Schedule

Date

Week

Location

Time

Friday, May 26 Getting Started Online
Friday, June 2 Week 1 Face-to-face
Partnership 2 Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday, June 9 Week 2 Online
Friday, June 16 Week 3 Online
Friday, June 23 Week 4 Online
Friday, June 30 Week 5 Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – Noon Optional Open Lab: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Friday, July 7 Week 6 Online
Friday, July 14 Week 7 Online
Friday, July 21 Week 8 Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – Noon Optional Open Lab: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Friday, July 28 Week 9 Online – Extended IDL Production Break
Friday, August 11 Week 10

Showcase

Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Showcase: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Date

Week

Location

Time

Friday, September 8 Getting Started Online
Friday, September 15 Week 1 Face-to-face
Partnership 2 Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday, September 22 Week 2 Online
Friday, September 29 Week 3 Online
Friday, October 6 Week 4 Online
Friday, October 13 Week 5 Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – Noon Optional Open Lab: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Friday, October 20 Week 6 Online
Friday, October 27 Week 7 Online
Friday, November 3 Week 8 Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Seminar: 9:00 AM – Noon Optional Open Lab: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Friday, November 10 Week 9 Online – Extended IDL Production Break
Friday, November 17 Week 10

Showcase

Face-to-face
Partnership 2, Room 208 in Research Park
Showcase: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM