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Prepping Winter Quarter Courses

​November 5, 2020 

Dear faculty,

While I know you all are busy with the end of autumn quarter, the quick turnaround time between autumn and winter necessitates that we start to look ahead and begin prepping Winter course(s). The Center for Teaching & Learning is here to help you as always. Keep in mind however, that the university is closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 4 - the first day of Winter Quarter - and CTL staff will not be available during this time. They too, deserve their much needed holiday break. So, I’m sending this message to encourage you to think ahead. 

Course prep checklists 
CTL has created resources to support you in planning your winter course(s). They greatly appreciate that many faculty have taken up an entrepreneurial approach and have made use of Teaching Commons resources to build out their course sites. The checklists below can help guide you through your course setup:
  • If you have taught your course before in the same modality, please use the following checklist.
  • If this is the first time you are teaching this course in the assigned modality, please use the following checklist.
  • If you want to see a sample online course and/or learn more about online course design, please fill out this request form to access reading materials used in the DOTS training program.
Additional assistance
If you need additional assistance preparing your D2L course site, please fill out the Course Assistance Request Form.

Deadline for assistance 
The deadline to complete the form in order to receive early assistance in creating Winter Quarter courses is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14. If requests are received after this date, CTL cannot guarantee materials will be ready by the start of term. 

Once CTL receives your request, their staff will reach out with an update within two business days.

As always, thanks for your good work. In these stressful times, I hope you are able to get outside at least briefly to enjoy this week’s gift of beautiful weather.

Salma Ghanem
Interim Provost