COFFEE Training Series

 

The Clemson Online Furthering Faculty Education and E-Learning, or COFFEE, series now offers two options for professional development: Directed and Self-Paced. Choose the mode that works best for you and boost your Canvas knowledge and online teaching skills. Clemson Online can issue a completion certificate for any of the COFFEE courses upon request, and all courses are delivered through Canvas. Read on for details about how to get started with COFFEE.

To enroll, or for questions, email: COFFEES@clemson.edu

Directed Learning

COFFEE - This is an asynchronous, interactive course intended for instructors who are teaching or plan to teach online and want to learn best practices and skills for developing quality online courses. COFFEE covers topics such as course materials in Canvas, writing learning objectives, creating engagement in the online classroom, and creating a faculty introduction video. Users will learn by creating assigned elements in their own sandbox course, following a relaxed course schedule.

COFFEE is available every Fall and Spring semester and lasts for 8 weeks. Participants complete learning activities each week while interacting with colleagues and the course facilitator. Participants should have some familiarity with Canvas, but extensive experience is not necessary. Email the address above to enroll.

COFFEE for Fall 2022 will run from August 29 - October 23.

Iced COFFEE – This is a shortened, advanced version of COFFEE, available in Summers. It covers the same topics as listed above, but lasts for 5 weeks and contains less scaffolding than the original version. Users will learn by creating assigned elements in their own sandbox course, following a course schedule. Participants should be familiar with Canvas. Email the address above to enroll.

Self-Paced Learning (all self-paced courses have a dedicated facilitator monitoring the course)

NEW: COFFEE for Staff - This is a short, self-paced course which prepares staff members to build, organize and maintain Canvas sites for non-course purposes, such as virtual orientations or resource centers. Participants will apply what they’ve learned in their own sandbox course, which is theirs to keep. Clemson Online will record participants’ completion of the course after they complete all of the assigned tasks. Email the address above to enroll at any time.

COFFEE: First Year - This ongoing, self-paced course is designed for new or early-career instructors, particularly TAs and GAs. Participants will have access to resources and support in the areas of: online teaching and learning, class management, designing effective syllabi, and more, all designed to model best practices in college teaching while using Canvas. Participants will complete learning tasks within the First Year course at their own pace. Clemson Online will record participants’ completion of the course after they complete all of the assigned tasks. Email the address above to enroll.

COFFEE: First Year for Fall 2022 will run from August 29 - September 25.

COFFEE: House Blend - This is an ongoing, self-paced course in which participants will learn and apply effective principles for integrating Canvas into the face-to-face classroom, including setting up a course site and creating active learning opportunities. Participants will complete learning tasks in one of their own course sites. Upon completion of the course, participants will schedule a one-on-one consult with a Digital Learning Strategist or Instructional Designer from Clemson Online to review their course materials and organization. Email the address above to enroll at any time.

COFFEE: Basics, part 1 - This is an ongoing, self-paced course that introduces the user to Canvas, from logging in and uploading files to using the Inbox. Basics is designed especially for Extension agents and Clemson staff but is open to anyone. It is a hands-on learning experience and users will apply their learning in their own sandbox course. Clemson Online will record participants’ completion of the course after they complete all of the assigned tasks. Email the address above to enroll at any time.

COFFEE: Basics, part 2 - This is an ongoing, self-paced course that builds on the skills learned in the first Basics course. Basics 2 expands on Canvas tools, such as Pages, Announcements, and Modules, while users apply what they’ve learned in their own sandbox course. Clemson Online will record participants’ completion of the course after they complete all of the assigned tasks. Email the address above to enroll at any time.

COFFEE: Accessibility – This is an ongoing, self-paced course that guides instructors through the processes of making their courses as accessibility-friendly as possible. This includes lessons in making Canvas course sites, printed materials, and other instructional materials accessible. It also covers foundational rules of student accessibility at Clemson and how to provide video captions. Participants will complete activities within the Accessibility course at their own pace. Clemson Online will record participants’ completion of the course after they complete all of the assigned tasks. To self-enroll at any time, click here: COFFEE Accessibility link.

COFFEE: Video and Visual – This is an ongoing, self-paced course that introduces available technology and best practices for creating effective videos and visual artifacts for instructors. Topics covered include: editing videos and captions, creating effective presentation slide decks, designing effective learning content in Canvas, and more. Participants will complete activities within the Video and Visual course at their own pace. Clemson Online will record participants’ completion of the course after they complete all of the assigned tasks. To self-enroll at any time, click here: COFFEE Video and Visual link.