PDC Course Descriptions

Below is a listing of all of the current PDC courses and workshops. Not all workshops are offered each semester! To see the courses currently offered, return to the registration page.

Online Courses

PDC100: Canvas Quick-Start (not eligible for flex credit)
Want a checklist for completing basic tasks in Canvas? Register for the online Canvas Quick-Start course! This course is not interactive or facilitated and is not eligible for flex credit, but it will take you through the basics very quickly.

PDC101: Introduction to Canvas (12 flex credits)
Get an overview of the Canvas user interface and a quick introduction to some of its capabilities! Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion and 12 hours of flex credit. Note: This course is being phased out and will be replaced by Online Teaching 100: Foundations for Success.

Online Teaching 100: Foundations for Success (PDO100: 12 flex credits)
Get a course template aligned with online teaching best practices and learn the basic capabilities of the Canvas Learning Management System with the Canvas Orientation portion of this course! You'll also learn strategies for engaging in regular and effective contact with your students, and learn how to identify and remediate basic accessibility issues. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion and 12 hours of flex credit (if eligible). Expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week on coursework. Live instruction will be delivered through ConferZoom, but if you can't make it, lessons will be recorded and posted in the course.

Online Teaching 101: Introduction to Teaching Online (PDO101: 12 flex credits)
Get pedagogical training to help prepare you to teach online in this self-paced, fully online course! You'll learn how to plan and build your own online course, establish an online presence, build community and incorporate interactive multimedia components into your course. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion and 12 hours of flex credit.

Online Teaching 102: Virtual Classroom Skills  (PDO102: 1 flex credit per module completed, 6 modules)
This course is designed to help you learn additional technical skills that you can use in the online classroom. Take the entire self-paced course with all modules, or select whichever modules apply to you. Each module takes at least 1 hour to complete, and is eligible for 1 hour of flex credit. Module topics include: Starting a New Semester, Screen & Lecture Capture tools, Establish & Maintain Regular & Substantive Contact in Online Courses, Online Rosters: Take Attendance in Canvas & Drop Students in PAWS, Canvas Clean Up: Get New Courses Ready, and Accessibility & Canvas.

PDT101: Introduction to Tech Tools (1 flex credit per module completed, 8 modules)
This course is designed to help you learn additional technical skills that you can use to improve your workflow on a daily basis. Take the entire self-paced course with all modules, or select whichever modules apply to you. Each module takes at least 1 hour to complete, and is eligible for 1 hour of flex credit. Module topics include: Adobe tools (creating forms and building portfolios), Photo editing with Pixlr, Creating Presentations with Prezi, Creating Animated Videos with Powtoon, Webconferencing with ConferZoom, Accessing Prof. Dev. Resources with the Vision Resource Center, Using Google Drive & Shared Drives, Screen Capture with Screencast-o-Matic.

*COMING FALL '20* PDT102: Accessible Documents (1 flex credit per module completed, 4 modules)
This course is designed to help you create accessible documents, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe PDFs. Take the entire self-paced course with all modules, or select whicever modules apply to you. Each module takes at least 1 hour to complete, and is eligible for 1 hour of flex credit. Modules are organized by document type.

PDW102: Create Webpages with OU Campus (2 flex credits)
Learn how to create and edit webpages using OU Campus software. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion and 2 hours of flex credit.

Please Note: PDC100: Etudes-Canvas Migration & PDW101: Drupal Knowledge & Practice are no longer offered.

Face-to-Face Workshops

You may view workshop descriptions on the Face-to-Face Registration form.