What is TCU Online Boot Camp?
TCU Online—TCU’s learning management system—offers wide-ranging pedagogical possibilities and advantages when it comes to the design and delivery of learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Whether you use TCU Online to supplement your traditional classroom course, or plan to teach fully online, TCU Online Boot Camp provides you with the resources and training to gain proficiency using TCU Online.
TCU Online Boot Camp is offered periodically throughout the year in two modalities. The traditional, face-to-face modality is a 3-day workshop. The asynchronous, fully online modality is a 10-week, self-paced course.
Boot Camp topics include:
- An overview of TCU Online.
- Practice building accessible course content within TCU Online.
- Hands-on experience using TCU Online course management and advanced tools.
- Insight into how TCU Online tools can be integrated into teaching, learning, and curriculum development.
- Discussions focused on use-cases and pedagogical best-practices.
What are the benefits?
Both Boot Camp modalities offer participants hands-on experience using all the teaching and management tools TCU Online offers. TCU Online Boot Camp is also one of the TCU training requirements for faculty interested in teaching fully online.
Boot Camp Overview
During Boot Camp
Faculty will learn to navigate the TCU Online platform and practice developing a course. They will set up and use the Grades tool, and learn how to use activity tools such as the Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes tools. Faculty will also learn how to build and add course content and communicate with students. Throughout Boot Camp there will be opportunities to discuss instructional design strategies and various use-cases.
After Boot Camp
All faculty who complete TCU Online Boot Camp requirements will receive a certificate of completion. Koehler Center staff will continue to be available for assistance through additional workshops, Open Labs, and consultations.
Who can register
Any faculty member, graduate student, or post-doc at TCU can register for Boot Camp. This is a free professional development opportunity the Koehler Center provides to the TCU community.
How to register
Participants can register for Boot Camp on our Events page.