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Course Description:  
This course is one module of a four-module series that focuses on more advanced practices in the delivery of online courses. The BP500 series is designed to enhance cooperative, collaborative, active, and experiential learning and to give participants the tools to develop course and teaching resources applicable to their discipline.

This module, BP5000M03: Class Interaction, focuses on how instructors can establish their presence within the online classroom.  Participants will evaluate how instructors can shape responses and interactions to foster community in the online setting. To this end, discussion will deal with proper netiquette, elements of community, and principles of group dynamics.  Upon successful completion of this module, participants will receive a Best Practices in Online Course Delivery: Class Interaction certificate.

Course Objectives

  • Explain community of inquiry (CoI) as a model for balancing social, cognitive, and teaching presences in the online classroom.
  • Discuss elements of community and how variations influence interaction.
  • Describe how principles of group dynamics can influence online learning communities.
  • Evaluate students’ discussion forum responses according to their alignment to learning objectives.
  • Provide appropriate guidance within discussion forums to foster deeper and purposeful reflection.


About this course:

  • From start to finish, module may take up to 1.5 hours to complete
  • Fully self-paced. Start and stop as you wish.
  • LMS agnostic design strategies.
  • Complete all or just some of the sections based on your course design experience.
  • Receive a certificate of completion if all activities are completed.


How to Enroll:

  • Step 1:  Click on the course title below and select 'Enroll' to enroll yourself.
    • You must be logged in to this LMS to complete your enrollment - keep in mind this LMS is separate from your institution's LMS.  If you do not already have an account from engaging in a previous Wiley Education Services faculty development course then you will need to create a new one.  Follow the steps in either Existing Engage Account or No Existing Engage Account.  
Existing Engage Account: 
  • Step 2:  After clicking 'Enroll", you will transition to the log in page.  Log into Engage with your login credentials.  Click the Enroll me button located at the bottom of the page.  You will have immediate access to your course.  You will also receive a confirmation email with a direct link to the course.

No Existing Engage Account: 

  • Step 2:  After clicking "Enroll", you will transition to the log in page.  If you do not have an account, Click the Create New Account Button.  Complete the New Account form.  Once the form is submitted, you will receive an email with an activation link. (Check your Junk or Spam folders if the email is not received). 

  • Step 3:  Follow the directions in the email to activate your account registration.  Then, click the link to return to the Academic Engagement Engage LMS. Scroll down the page to select the course you want to complete (a second time). 

  • Step 4:  Log into Engage with your login credentials. Click the Enroll me button located at the bottom of the page. You will receive a confirmation email with a direct link to the course.

THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR FACULTY DEVELOPERS TEACHING IN PROGRAMS THAT ARE PARTNERED WITH WILEY.

BP500-M03-Building Community explores how the online instructor can shape their responses and interactions to create a virtual learning community. Toward this end, this modules discusses strategies such as news forums, discussion responses, and elements of community one can use to encourage continuous interaction in the online class. BP500 Building Community stresses the importance of setting course expectations, such as an institution's netiquette expectations. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to put into use best practices in fostering online community in an online course.