What We Do
Instructional Design develops faculty training and provides curricular assistance for online program faculty and administration.
About Instructional Design at UB
Here at UB we approach online courses from the student’s perspective. We strive to create the UB Online Experience for all our students. The UB Online Experience brings together distinguished faculty with quality course design and delivery techniques to create personalized, optimized, and meaningful programs course which are designed to ensure that students gain the knowledge and experience needed to reach their goals.
Self-Paced, Self-Enrollment Faculty Training
We offer a variety of self-paced courses that you can enroll in to assist you in creating and maintaining the UB Online Experience. We want you to be confident with using the technology associated with your online courses. To be confident, you need to know both how to create this experience and why it is important. These trainings offer insight into the how and why of online courses at UB.
For more support while accessing these trainings, contact InstructionalDesign@bridgeport.edu.
This training will take you through the UB Online Experience. It will provide you with the information regarding our conceptualization of online courses at UB, our course design standards, and our online course design approach.
This training will take you through the conceptualization of creating the UB Online Experience and the basic steps for designing your online course. It will provide you with the information you need to edit, build, and design your course in Canvas to meet the UB Standards.
This training will take you through the general expectations and requirements for delivering an online course at the University of Bridgeport. Delivering a course involves more than just logging in and grading, this training will help you facilitate and personalize your course in the most effective way for you and your students.
This training will provide you guidance regarding content expectations for online courses. Students today expect more from an online course than just reading a textbook, this training offers suggestions for using videos and documents effectively while keeping accessibility in mind.
This training will take you through basics of setting up your profile, notification settings and introduce you to the most common parts of Canvas. If you have never used Canvas before, or need a refresher in the basics, this course is for you.
While courses at the University of Bridgeport are asynchronous, in some situations it is best to get together at the same time. Collaborate Ultra allows you to meet your students to discuss or explain course information from right within Canvas. This training will provide you will the knowledge of how, when, and why you may want to use Collaborate Ultra in your courses.
Within Canvas, we offer you and your students Panopto as a video management tool. Panopto allows for lecture and screen capture, as well as podcasting capabilities. You can use Panopto to deliver content or feedback to your students or you can have your students use Panopto to create presentations bringing a face and voice to online learning. You can learn about using Panopto in your course through training course.
Any time you choose to create tests or quizzes which focus on your students’ knowledge of the subject matter, creating a secure testing environment is important. Here at the University of Bridgeport we use Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor to enhance security and (if necessary) virtually proctor exams. This training will help you to prepare your course to use Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor on any quizzes or tests.
Occurrences of plagiarism is an increasing in higher education around the country. The University of Bridgeport wants to ensure that you have the ability to not only detect plagiarism in your class, but also understand and prevent it. Using Turnitin on assignments automatically checks students’ papers for plagiarism and provides you with a plagiarism report. This training provides insight into the types and motivations for plagiarism and how you can help prevent it from occurring in your course through the proper implementation of Turnitin.
FAQs and Quick Sheets
Sometimes you just need to know how to do something. These resources offer some frequently asked questions and quick guide information sheets to help you along the way.
What are the basic specifications for Canvas?
Canvas voluntary product accessibility template
How do I use the dashboard?
How do I view my Canvas courses?
How do I control my profile and user settings?
How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?
Can I use Canvas on a Mobile Device?
How do I use the people page?
How do I create a module?
How do I add text to a module?
How do I link to an external URL in a module?
How do I upload a file to my course?
How do I create a new page in a course?
How do I edit a page?
What is the rich content editor?
How do I create a discussion?
How do I create a quiz with individual questions?
What assignment types are available in Canvas?
What quiz types are available in Canvas?
How do I use the syllabus page?
How do I use the gradebook?
How do I enter and edit grades in the gradebook?
What is SpeedGrader?
Where do I find SpeedGrader?
How do I use SpeedGrader?
How to download the Panopto Recorder
How to record in Panopto
How to upload a video into Panopto
How to use the Panopto Basic Editor
How to share a Panopto video with your students
How students submit a Panopto presentation
How to set up Panopto for your students to use online
What is LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor?
How to prepare a quiz for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor
How to review webcam videos with Respondus Monitor
Creating a low stakes exercise
Respondus Statement for Syllabus
How to install Lockdown Browser and Monitor
How students take a quiz using LockDown Browser and Monitor
Quick Tips for students using LockDown Browser and Monitor
Online Program Dean and Director Resources
Managing an online program requires considerations which can differ from managing a campus based program. In this resource center, you gain access to two important resources at once. First, you are provided a continuously updated list of services we offer to help you manage your program. Second, you gain access to secure environment in which you can share information regarding the management of the program, courses, and faculty with other online program Deans and Directors.
To gain access to this resource center, please contact InstructionalDesign@bridgeport.edu