This page contains resources beneficial to faculty teaching and developing courses. Some items specific to SUNY Canton require authentication.
If you think of other materials you might find helpful, please reach out to email@example.com.
SUNY Canton Resources
Brightspace Information Center
SUNY Canton's Academic Integrity Policy
Semester Preparation Checklist
Preview Week Process for Faculty
Sample Message to Students for Preview Week
Student Resources – Instructor Announcement Sample
Best Practices when Teaching Online
Class Collaborate – Getting Started
Class Collaborate for Participants
Download Recordings in Class Collaborate
FACT2 Statement on Webcam Requirement for Remote Instruction
Brightspace Copy Course or Components
Blackboard to Brightspace Conversion Notes from D2L
SUNY Online Resources
SUNY Online Exam Proctoring System
SUNY Online Teaching (formerly COTE)
Interested in Teaching Online? (Course for professional development)
The New to Online Teaching Certificate Program by SUNY Center for Professional Development
Workshops and Training
This Spring the Center for Learning Design, Innovation, and Online Instruction is continuing our webinar series to explore the various features of Brightspace and course design. Please access our Spring 2023 Webinar Schedule for more information.
For past webinar recordings and other resources, please check out our Instructor Resources shell. For more information on how to access this shell, please view our Instructor Resources Shell Access Instructions.
Course Design and Instruction Faculty Mentors - If you would like assistance with the development or instruction of your online course, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our wonderful Mentors.
Brightspace MentoROOS - If you would like to work with a mentor in Brightspace, please check out our list of Brightspace MentoROOS.
Digital Accessibility Advocates
Campus members who successfully completed the Digital Accessibility Challenge become SUNY Canton Digital Accessibility Advocates. The Challenge task is to create a document containing accessible headings, a list, an image, and a url link, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Challenge explores these digital accessibility topics (please note the handouts are being edited to reflect our current LMS):
Accessibility for digital materials – Who is responsible?
Accessibility or accommodation?
OSCQR Certified Faculty
CLDIOI and the Online Learning Committee (OLC) hosted a SUNY Canton OSCQR Certification program. Several faculty members completed the program and became SUNY Canton OSCQR Certified Faculty.
Course Design Institute
The Institute will guide you through a variety of topics related to online course development. You will learn about accessibility, best instructional design practices, and designing courses to meet SUNY Canton OSCQR standards.
The Course Design Institute has three tiers. To learn more about the Institute, please visit our Course Design Institute publication.
- Course Design Institute Registration Form
- Request a Course Design Institute Certificate of Completion
COURSE DESIGNER HALL OF FAME
Many instructors have been working hard to complete the Center for Learning Design, Innovation and Online instruction's Course Design Institute. Level 3 – Influencer of the Course Design Institute asks that participants serve as a mentor for a colleague completing the course development process. The following instructors have served as a mentor and made a positive influence on SUNY Canton’s online course quality. Be sure to read the testimonials from their mentees!
Online Course Development Shell Form
Creating Accessible Content
Create Accessible Products (by Section 508.gov)
Accessibility Guides and Tutorials (by Suffolk County Community College)
Accessibility in Brightspace
Tips for Accessible Course Design
Accessible Powerpoint – How to
Enable Automatic Captions (ASR) in Panopto
Media Captioning Request Form (for ASR-enabled Panopto videos)
Sharing Panopto videos in courses
Deque University - free self-paced courses on accessible content creation. Please email email@example.com to get enrolled.
College governance-approved Required Online Syllabus
CLDIOI OSCQR-friendly Syllabus (optional)
CLDIOI Course Schedule template (optional)
Time on Task
Online courses focus on total time on task to mirror ‘seat time’ in traditional instruction and the conventional academic credit model (in which one college credit requires 15 hours of classroom time plus two additional hours of homework time per hour of classroom time). For example, time on task for viewing three, 15-minute lectures (text or video), with web links would equal 1 hr. Posting to discussions (original post, responses to three classmates’ posts, responses to responses) would equal 2 hours. Small group project meetings (web conference or asynchronous discussion) would equal 1 hour. The College’s Center for Learning Design, Innovation, and Online Instruction provides faculty with guidance on converting online learning activities to time on task to calculate equivalent hours to meet the requirements of the academic credit model. Students complete no less than three hours of equivalent work per credit per week in online courses.
Federal Textbook Adoption Dates:
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires all institutions receiving federal financial aid to "publish," in time for registration, a list of all required and recommended books and other course materials for all classes offered at the institution.
Approved Online Courses
- Approved Online Course List (All schools are included in list)
Online Learning Committee (OLC)
- Course Reviewer Notes
Pre-Assessment OSCQR Rubric
- (After opening, go to File > Save As > Download a Copy. This will allow you to save and edit the document)
- Printable Pre-Assessment OSCQR Rubric
- (After opening, Go to file > and choose "Print". This will allow for printing of this version of the rubric.)
FLEX Course Review
FLEX courses must be fully developed for online delivery in accordance with the College approved OSCQR Rubric, with the exception of lecture recordings. Recorded lectures should be posted following class sessions and must be accessible (i.e., have to be captioned) once posted to the course. Course Developers may include a "Lecture Recording" content folder in each module when designing FLEX courses. In addition, it is recommended written lecture notes are present in the course at the time of review.
Intellectual Property Rights
Copyright protection is automatic and begins when your work is permanently recorded. This means that you can't copyright your ideas, only the recorded product of your ideas. You are not required to include a copyright statement or register your copyright but there are advantages to doing so (needed if taking legal action, less appealing to plagiarism sites that upload faculty materials). The Library can provide assistance and resources on copyright rules and responsibilities.
- Ally (Accessibility Tool in Brightspace)
- Grammarly (Online proofreading and editing tool)
- ReadSpeaker (Accessibility and translation tool in Brightspace)