Are you working on your Carmen course content for the upcoming semester? The Office of Distance Education and eLearning has some useful templates and information you might be interested in. Check these out!
Review an online course
This is an online form you can use for a self-evaluation of your online course or ask a peer to use to provide feedback for you. It is more concise than the Quality Matters rubric and covers teaching practices of individual instructors. It can also be used as a general guideline for knowing what makes an online course and an online instructor “good.”
Log in to Carmen first in order to access the Canvas Commons resources below.
Student Resources at Ohio State
Provide information to your students about services related to academic success, tech help, community resources, and health. This resource imports as a Content Page in your Carmen course and can be placed in Modules.
Student Online Readiness Module
Help your students understand what the expectations are in online learning. Keep the parts of the module you like and delete the rest.
Template for a fully online course
This template is a good place to begin in Carmen with any online course development, and it also serves as a good model for revision or reorganization of existing fully online courses. You’ll be asked to log in with your university credentials to view this template. If you want to see it in action in your own view of Carmen, create a master course, and import the template into it.
Looking for more Carmen templates?
Try going to Canvas Commons, uncheck the “Show Public Resources” button, and enter the terms OSU Carmen in the search field. You’ll find templates from a basic homepage to a resource-heavy course. Browse the available course models and see if one seems right for you. Create as many master courses as you need to import the templates you are interested in.
Many instructors in the College of Nursing like to make multimedia resources available to students, whether it is through openly available online resources or password-restricted resources on the CON Nucleus server. Some instructors may have noticed, however, that students have difficulty accessing certain resources, especially as more and more students choose to access the internet through tablets and phones. We reached out to the Health Services Library (HSL) and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) to learn about what other resources may be available for instructors to use in their classes.
- Nursing Education sure has changed through the years!
- Procedures Consult: The HSL has access to procedure videos with associated text and images through ClinicalKey. You can browse the available Procedures Consult videos at the link above.
- Films on Demand is run by the HSL and has a selection of over 3,000 videos on medicine and health topics.
- Adding New Purchases to HSL: When the Health Services library buys resources, physical copies will be available for checkout from the library and streaming video would be licensed for all of OSU. If you have suggestions for resources that could be purchased and made available, you can contact Joe Payne or Kerry Dhakal.
- ODEE Secured Media Library: ODEE also offers a Secured Media Library where students can access and watch videos online. To find out how to add a new title to the Secured Media Library, see the article on adding to the Secured Media Library here. To give students access to view an existing title in the Secured Media Library, an instructor must create a playlist and assign a specific video to a class for the students to have access to view it. It’s a quick and easy procedure, but students will not have access to view videos on the Secured Media Library unless an instructor in their course (1) creates a playlist, (2) adds a video to it, and (3) assigns a course and all of its sections to view the video.
- Issues with Nucleus: If you or your students have problems watching videos on the Nucleus server, inquiries can be sent to CON-InformationTechnology@osu.edu.
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Did you know that Canvas has sample courses for you to view and download as templates?
ODEE has developed two courses you can peruse and download as templates if you wish. One course is for resource-heavy supplements to face-to-face courses, and the other is a fully online course. Take a look here.
The Canvas community (operated by Instructure) also has sample course templates that you can look through and download if you are interested. Find those here.
It’s great to see what others are doing. Comment below or email us at CON-InformationTechnology@osu.edu if you have questions or want to share your experience with course templates.