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Online Education Resources

Faculty teaching online courses at North Central University can find helpful tutorials, documents, and contact information on this page. Additional resources may be periodically added to this page.

Meet the team

Jen Niska, Executive Director for Online Education – jmniska@northcentral.edu

Sharon Decker, Academic Coach – sedecker@northcentral.edu

Rich Pruitt, Adjunct Liaison, Academic Support Specialist, and Assistant Professor – rapruitt@northcentral.edu

Instructional Design

Melissa Gear, Director for Course Development / Instructional Designer – magear@northcentral.edu

Abigail Sengendo, Director of Faculty LMS Support / Instructional Designer – acsengen@northcentral.edu

Jared Coffin, Instructional Designer – jscoffin@northcentral.edu

Support and best practices

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Online Best Practices

Communication: Your online students are not able to have dedicated time with you as their instructor, so it is vital you are proactive, clear, consistent, and concise with your communication.

Course participation: Actively participate in your course.  Students need active feedback throughout the course.  Engage in the discussion forums, post updates and new articles, send weekly messages with a weekly recap and look ahead.

Timely feedback and response 

  • Assignments
    • Should be graded, with sustentative feedback, within 2 days of the assignment due date.
    • All assignment details should be clearly communicated in Moodle
  • Response time
    • Emails: should be responded to within 24 hours
    • Phone calls: should be returned same day
    • Text messages: should be returned in 2-3 hours

Training and resources

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Moodle

Moodle

Activities and assignments

Attendance

Training videos

Grading and gradebook

Groups & group discussions

Quickmail / email in Moodle