Assignment 4: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course – Part 2

Due Week 8 and worth 200 points

Preparation:


Click here to access the Course Sites Tutorial Series.

Go to the Course Sites Website and go through the tutorials to help familiarize yourself with Blackboard. Additional links and tutorials may be available in the course shell. You will use this Website to create your course. https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/getstarted.html

Scenario: In this assignment, you are required to design, develop, and implement a mini-online, six (6) week course, using the Course Management System (CMS), Blackboard. The subject matter of the course must be approved by the class instructor provided in feedback of Assignment 3: Proposed Course for Development Part 1.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Part A Course Content – Described

1.      Revise Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.

2.      Name the course and provide an ID.

3.      Provide a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.

4.      List one (1) or two (2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format), providing a rationale for each.  

5.      List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.

6.      Recommend three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course, providing a rationale for each.

7.      Design a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) Topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.

8.      Include in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.

9.      List two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment.  

Your written assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

·        Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

·        Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Part B Blackboard Shell – Developed

Directions:·        Go to coursesites.com.·        Click on the Sign-Up link (top right corner) and choose option “As Instructor.”·        Complete the Sign-Up process.·        Choose Create New Course.

11.   Name the course (e.g., John Smith Introduction to Social Science).

12.   Provide Course ID (e.g., JohnSmith_ISS100).

13.   Provide a course description with three (3) goals. 

Directions:·        In the Enrollment Options, select the option “Instructor-Controlled”·        Click on the link “Save and Continue” link (green color)·        Skip Invite Students. Click on Customize Course link (green color)

14.   Provide a welcoming announcement on the Home Page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”

15.   Build three (3) content areas using the Content area in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content (Make sure you check the box “Available to users.”).

16.   Create one item in each content area that has an attached three to four (3-4) completed PowerPoints slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course. 

Directions:·        Go to the Information link (Left Course Menu) and create the required course elements listed next:

17.   List the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials. Name this item “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”

18.   List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction. Name this item “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”

19.   Build a weekly schedule for these three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics. Name this item “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.”

Directions:·        Go to the Discussions area in the left course Menu.

20.   Create a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.

21.   Post two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.

Directions:·        Create another Content Area (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area) in the Left Course Menu and name it Assessments (Make sure you check the box “Available to users.”).  Then use the Assessments drop down menu to create a quiz by choosing Test and a writing assignment by choosing Assignment.

22.   Create: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·        Design an online learning experience.

·        Plan the resources required to support an online learning experience.

·        Use technology and information resources to research issues in theory and practice of e-Learning.

·        Write clearly and concisely about theory and practice of e-Learning using proper writing mechanics.

·        Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points:200Assignment 4: Designing and Developing an e-Learning Course – Part 2
CriteriaUnacceptableBelow 70% FFair70-79% CProficient80-89% BExemplary90-100% A
Part A Course Content – Described    
1. Revise Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.Weight: 5%Did not submit or incompletely revised Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.Partially revised Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.Satisfactorily revised Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.Thoroughly revised Assignment 3 based on feedback from your professor.
2. Name the course and provide an ID.
Weight: 2%
Did not submit or incompletely named the course and did not submit or incompletely provided an ID.Partially named the course and partially provided an ID.Satisfactorily named the course and satisfactorily provided an ID.Thoroughly named the course and thoroughly provided an ID.
3. Provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.Weight: 3%Did not submit or incompletely provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.Partially provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.Satisfactorily provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.Thoroughly provided a course description with three (3) goals and a welcoming announcement.
4. List one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format), providing a rationale for each. Weight: 5%Did not submit or incompletely listed one or two (1 or 2)  required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format); did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for each. Partially listed one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format); partially provided a rationale for each. Satisfactorily listed one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format); satisfactorily provided a rationale for each. Thoroughly listed one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials for the course and at least three (3) supplemental materials (in APA format); thoroughly provided a rationale for each. 
5. List three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.Weight: 5%Did not submit or incompletely listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.Partially listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.Satisfactorily listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.Thoroughly listed three to five (3-5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction.
6. Recommend three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course, providing a rationale for each.Weight: 6%Did not submit or incompletely recommended three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for each.Partially recommended three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course; partially provided a rationale for each.Satisfactorily recommended three to four (3-4) instructional strategies to be used in the course; satisfactorily provided a rationale for each.Thoroughly recommended three to four (3-4)  instructional strategies to be used in the course; thoroughly provided a rationale for each.
7. Design a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.Weight: 6%Did not submit or incompletely designed a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.Partially designed a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.Satisfactorily designed a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.Thoroughly designed a weekly schedule for these first three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with the topics.
8. Include in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities.Weight: 5%Did not submit or incompletely included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. Partially included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. Satisfactorily included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. Thoroughly included in the weekly schedule (a) two (2) discussion questions for each of the three (3) weeks and (b) required activities. 
9. List two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment. Weight: 5%Did not submit or incompletely listed two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment.Partially listed two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment.Satisfactorily listed two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment.Thoroughly listed two (2) assignments: (a) a five (5) -question quiz and (b) a writing assignment.
10. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirementsWeight: 10%More than 6 errors present5-6 errors present3-4 errors present0-2 errors present
Part B Blackboard Shell– Developed    
11. Name the course (e.g., John Smith_Introduction to Social Science).Weight: 2%Did not submit or incompletely named the course.Partially named the course.Satisfactorily named the course.Thoroughly named the course.
12. Provide a Course ID (e.g., JohnSmith_ISS100).Weight: 2%Did not submit or incompletely provided a course ID.Partially provided a course ID.Satisfactorily provided a course ID.Thoroughly provided a course ID.
13. Provide a course description with three (three) goals.Weight: 5%Did not submit or incompletely provided a course description with three (3) goals.Partially provided a course description with three (3) goals.Satisfactorily provided a course description with three (3) goals.Thoroughly provided a course description with three (3) goals.
14. Provide a welcoming announcement on the Home Page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”Weight: 3%Did not submit or incompletely provided a welcoming announcement on the home page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”Partially provided a welcoming announcement on the home page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”Satisfactorily provided a welcoming announcement on the home page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”Thoroughly provided a welcoming announcement on the home page in the course site you just created by clicking on the “more announcements” link at the bottom of box titled “My Announcement.”
15. Build three (3) content areas using the Content area in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content).Weight: 6%Did not submit or incompletely built three (3) content folders using the Content link in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “ +” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content)..Partially built three (3) content folders using the Content link in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content).Satisfactorily built three (3) content folders using the Content link in the main menu on the left side of the screen: ((hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content).Thoroughly built three (3) content folders using the Content link in the main menu on the left side of the screen: (hover mouse over “+” > click on Content Area), naming the content areas: Week1 Content, Week 2 Content and Week 3 Content).
16. Create one (1) item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4) completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course.Weight:6%Did not submit or incompletely created one (1) item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4)completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course.Partially created one (1) item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4)completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course.Satisfactorily created one (1)  item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4)completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course.Thoroughly created one (1) item in each folder that has an attached three to four (3-4)completed power points slides pertaining to the content of your mini-course.
17 List the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”Weight: 2%Did not submit or incompletely listed the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “ Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”Partially listed the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”Satisfactorily listed the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”Thoroughly listed the one or two (1 or 2) required instructional materials and at least three (3) supplemental materials, naming it “Instructional and Supplemental Materials.”
18. List three to five (5) learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”Weight: 5%Did not submit or incompletely listed three to five (5)  learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”Partially listed three to five (5)  learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”Satisfactorily listed three to five (5)  learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”Thoroughly listed three to five (5)  learning outcomes for the first three (3) weeks of instruction, naming it “Learning Outcomes: Weeks 1-3.”
19. Build a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.”Weight: 6%Did not submit or incompletely built a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.”Partially built a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.” Satisfactorily built a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.” Thoroughly built a weekly schedule for the three (3) weeks that includes: (a) topic(s) and (b) learning outcomes that are aligned with these topics, naming it “Weekly Schedule: Weeks 1-3.” 
20. Create a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.Weight:2%Did not submit or incompletely created a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.Partially created a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.Satisfactorily created a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.Thoroughly created a Forum in the Discussions area and name it Week 1-3 Discussion.
21. Post two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.Weight: 4%Did not submit or incompletely posted two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.Partially posted two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.Satisfactorily posted two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.Thoroughly posted two (2) discussion questions by creating a new thread for each question.
22. Create: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.Weight: 5%Did not submit or incompletely created: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.Partially created: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.Satisfactorily created: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.Thoroughly created: (a) a five (5) question quiz and (b) a writing assignment in the Assessments link.
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