Home » Teach Online » Professional Development for Teaching Online » IDL6543 IDL6543 IDL6543 is an award-winning, non-credit course for faculty provided by UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL). The purpose of this faculty development course is to help you succeed as you develop and deliver your fully online (W) or blended (which includes mixed mode [M], limited attendance [RS]) courses. IDL6543 is intentionally designed to model effective instructional design by focusing on the pedagogy, logistics, and broader technology skills, involved in teaching online at UCF. General Course Structure IDL6543 is a 10-week professional development course, during which time participants will attend live seminars and consultations, complete web-based activities and develop online or blended course materials. IDL6543 provides first-hand learner experiences excerpted from multiple modalities, but IDL6543 is offered as a blended course, requiring both online and in-person participation. Please note that while IDL6543 participants focus on one course in a particular modality, IDL6543 involves experiences with a variety of modalities for which participants are credentialed to design and teach upon completion of IDL6543. IDL6543 Time Commitment The time commitment for IDL6543 is not inconsequential. It is a 10-week professional development course and will require a minimum of 80 clock hours. IDL6543 participants should be prepared to dedicate at least 8 hours per week to successfully participate in and complete weekly course content and activities. IDL6543 Final Review and Virtual Showcase During IDL6543, you will begin to develop actual course material for an online or blended course. At the end of each cohort, participants will submit the created online/blended course materials for review. The design of the created course artifacts will be reviewed by an Instructional Designer against a set of course instructional design guidelines that align with the UCF Core Quality Design Standards. IDL6543 participants will also be required to share their newly developed online or blended course artifacts during a virtual showcase. At a minimum, participants will develop: A course orientation module Two (2) modules/units of instructional content IDL6543 Completion Benefits After successful completion of this course, faculty participants will receive the following completion benefits: A permanent credential to design, develop and teach digital learning courses (W, M, or RS) at UCF. Access to input from instructional designers. After successfully completing this course, faculty will be permanently paired with an Instructional Designer to provide pedagogical support while employed by UCF and while teaching online modality courses. Access to and support from award winning graphics and media producers. Technical support for any current or future Webcourse related issue via Webcourses@UCF Support. Some IDL6543 participants are eligible for a stipend or course release. Your college will determine whether you will receive funding or course release time to participate in IDL6543. Interested in Teaching Online? Start by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions below. 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 request 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. If you would like to participate in IDL6543 in an upcoming semester, please start the conversation with your department chair. IDL6543 Schedule Fall 2022 Date Topic Location Time Friday, September 2Week 0: Getting Started: IDL6543 Orientation Webcourses@UCF Friday, September 9Connect Session 1 – IDL6543 KickoffIn-person DLC 136 A & B9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Session times are approximate Monday, September 12Week 1: Navigating Digital Learning at UCFWebcourses@UCF Monday, September 19Week 2: Exploring Learner-Centered Course DesignWebcourses@UCF Friday, September 23Connect Session 2 – Online/Blended Course DesignIn-person DLC 136 A & B9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Session times are approximate Monday, September 26Week 3: Mapping Your Online/Blended CourseWebcourses@UCF Monday, October 3Week 4: Selecting and Creating Instructional MaterialsWebcourses@UCF Friday, October 7Connect Session #3 – CDL ServicesVirtual via Zoom9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Session times are approximate Monday, October 10Week 5: Using Technology to Support LearningWebcourses@UCF Monday, October 17Week 6: Exploring Additional Topics in Digital Learning Friday, October 21Connect Session #4 – Course FacilitationVirtual via Zoom9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Session times are approximate Monday, October 24Week 7: Building Your Course & Peer ReviewWebcourses@UCF Monday, October 31Week 8: Facilitating Your Online/Blended CourseWebcourses@UCF Monday, November 7Week 9: Evaluating Your Online/Blended Course & Continued LearningWebcourses@UCF Monday, November 14Week 10: Showcasing Your Online/Blended Course & Next StepsWebcourses@UCF Friday, November 18Week 10: Showcasing Your Online/Blended Course & Next StepsWebcourses@UCF Frequently Asked Questions What major topics does IDL6543 address?1. Online Policy Adherence and Compliance2. Foundational Learning Theory3. Quality Course Design & Development4. Inclusive Learning Experience Management & Instruction5. Technology Use & Integration in Digital Learning6. Access to Quality Support Services7. Continued Learning, Reflection & Evaluation How is the IDL6543 course facilitated?IDL6543 is co-facilitated by two course facilitators – a CDL Instructional Designer and an experienced UCF online teaching faculty. How is the IDL6543 course designed?The course is designed to model effective instructional design and pedagogical practices. Participants experience various modalities including blended (with both in-person and virtual meetings) and fully online. – View Infographic What are the course pre-requisites?Essentials of Webcourses@UCF is a pre-requisite for IDL6543 and is a self-paced online training course that introduces faculty to the tools and functionality of the university’s learning management system (LMS) Canvas by Instructure branded at UCF as Webcourses@UCF. (Enroll in Essentials of Webcourses@UCF) Can adjunct instructors enroll in IDL6543?Yes, adjunct instructors are eligible to enroll in the program on a space available basis and at a slightly reduced stipend. Do UCF faculty need to enroll in IDL6543 to teach online or blended courses at UCF?Yes. Faculty are required to successfully complete IDL6543 to be able to design and deliver in the online environment using the fully online (W), mixed mode (M) or limited attendance (RS) modes of delivery at UCF. What are participants expected to do in IDL6543? During IDL6543 participants will interact with and participate in a variety of activities including the following: (1) Engage in and complete weekly online readings and activities. (2) Attend and participate in four synchronous sessions referred to as IDL6543 Connect Sessions. (3) Attend and participate in four consultations with an instructional designer. (4) Participate in a Virtual Showcase. The showcase is held at the end of the course and allows you to give a brief presentation on the course you designed and developed during IDL6543. (5) Meet the requirements for a Final Course Design Review. During the final week of IDL6543, the online/blended digital artifacts created during the IDL6543 course will be reviewed by an Instructional Designer against a set of course instructional design guidelines that align with the UCF Core Quality Design Standards.