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Online Learning Support Faculty

Faculty Support for Moving Courses to Online Formats

All faculty teaching in Spring or Spring 2, 2020, have been communicated to via their @webster.edu email addresses regarding expectations and support for moving on-ground courses to online formats until April 3.  Faculty were issued WebEx accounts for synchronous learning, and all classes have courses in WorldClassRoom. 

Please regularly check your Webster University email for updates since all affected faculty are communicated to directly through email.

To assist you with planning, we ask that you explore the following support offerings. We ask that faculty utilize these resources before calling for individualized support or training.

Online Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center has been created to assist faculty as they transition from teaching a face-to-face class to teaching remotely.  It include full tutorials on Canvas, WebEx, and other solutions for teaching online.  The center is available at:

https://worldclassroom.webster.edu/courses/1346121

You must log into WorldClassRoom to access this knowledge center.

Live Instructional Support

Live virtual "Open Office Hours" are available from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. CDT through Monday - Friday, and 9 a.m - 5 p.m. CDT Saturday & Sunday (though April 6, hours reassessed weekly) - for training, testing, or just for questions by going to:

https://websteru.webex.com/meet/OLCtraining

We will be offering sessions on specific topics during these times at the same url. Sessions will last about 30 minutes and the rest of the day will be devoted to answering your questions and helping you troubleshoot in real-time. Times are in CDT (St. Louis) – convert for your timezone here.

Exam Issues and Options

  • Tuesday, 3/31 - 12 noon
  • Wednesday, 4/1 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 4/2 - 12 noon
  • Saturday, 4/4 - 2:00 p.m.

Asynchronous Discussions

  • Tuesday, 3/31 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4/1 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, 4/5 - 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Online Instructor Training ProgramThe Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. They are experts in their fields, and contribute not only their content knowledge but also their international experience to the education of our global student body.

Instructors need to be well versed in the technology and the pedagogical aspects of teaching and learning online. To this end, we provide training for new online instructors, support for continuing instructors, and instructional design and development of online courses. Click on one of the links to the left to find out more information for online instructors at Webster University.