Course/Module Design and Development
Lecturers can avail of guidance on the design and development of a programme or module for online or blended delivery (a mixture of face-to-face and online). A well-designed online module or activity, underpinned by an appropriate pedagogy has the potential to introduce innovative instructional design to the curriculum and support the student in active and independent learning.
The eLearning team offers a consultancy service to lecturers. If you would like to meet with a member of the team to discuss the use of technology in your teaching, please contact a member of the eLearning team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To facilitate lecturers in enhancing student learning through the use of best practices in eLearning, College uses the Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard Learn.
Blackboard Learn facilitates the creation of interactive learning environments through the design and development of web-based courses. All teaching modules have a presence in Blackboard Learn. See the College VLE policy.
To access Blackboard, please go to http://mymodule.tcd.ie
Further Blackboard-specific professional development and resources are available in the Staff Help tab within Blackboard.
Creating an Accessible Module
Accessible information is information provided in a clear, easy to follow format that can be accessed by those with disabilities. College has developed an information policy and guidelines which outline how you can ensure your information is accessible to all. Below are some links detailing how to create accessible documents for use in Blackboard and further details on the College accessibility policy and Blackboard's accessibility features.
- Trinity Inclusive Curriculum (TIC) - Support & Information for Creating Accessible Content
- TIC Self-Evaluation Tool - Enables staff to self-assess their content for accessibility
- College Accessible Information Policy
- Blackboard Accessibility Help Pages
- Download the Blackboard Screen Reader Manual
- Download the Accessibility Guide for Collaborate Web Conferences
- Accessibility Webinar: Making Blackboard Modules and Content Accessible for All
Please note: modules are referred to as courses in the Blackboard Help documentation.