The Koehler Center provides a number of online resources to support teaching and learning at TCU. Such resources include guides for creating accessible course content, resources for developing a syllabus, tips for using educational technology, an online catalogue of pedagogy books available for check-out, a web magazine dedicated to teaching and written by faculty and staff at TCU, and resource pages for specific audiences (department chairs, new TCU hires, etc.).
Accessibility for TCU Online
Accessibility, as it relates to e-learning, means that your e-learning course should be accessible to a variety of users–for example, learners with disabilities, the aging population, and those for whom English is a second language. Simply put, this means that information must be provided in a format that does not rely on a single sense or ability.
The Creator Studio
Want to make short interactive videos for your classes? The Koehler Center is excited to introduce the Creator Studio, located in Winton-Scott Hall, Room 108. The Creator Studio puts you in charge of recording and editing your video content as you create engaging material for your courses. The Koehler Center staff will be nearby for any help you need or to consult with you on what will work best for your class.
By providing support for various educational technology solutions, the Koehler Center is focused on responding to the present needs of instructors, as well as keeping the TCU community informed of new educational possibilities.
Insights magazine is the Koehler Center’s biannual electronic publication. It features articles written by faculty and instructional staff highlighting teaching innovation, student engagement, and professional development. It also showcases upcoming Koehler Center events, workshops, and speakers.
Koehler Center Library
The Koehler Center houses a collection of current books and journals on subjects such as active learning, online learning, course development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Mobile Computer Cart
The Koehler Center has a Mobile Computer Cart to support in-class activities or projects that require students to use a computer. Instructors can reserve a class set (32) computers to use in any academic building during their designated class time. Please book at least 24 hours in advance to allow the Koehler Center team to make arrangements for pick up and drop off.
New to TCU
The New to TCU pages offer helpful information if you are new to campus (ID Card, Parking, WiFi), information about specific campus services (Shuttle Services, Classroom Technology Introduction, Post Office), and resources to help you prepare to teach (Syllabus Template, Mandatory Policies, Syllabus Rubric).
The resources on this page are available to help you create new syllabi or revise old favorites. Wondering what to include in your syllabus? You will find accessible syllabus templates that you can adapt and use, and that include the current versions of the required TCU policies. Looking for ways to revise existing information? Use the syllabus rubric for suggestions on how to improve the overall quality of your syllabus. Other resources include links to the Academic and Final Exam calendars, and a list of in- and out-of-class activities to encourage students to read the syllabus.
TCU Chairs Resources
This website offers support for TCU department chairs and program directors, providing information on policy and procedure, easy access to administrative forms, links to “best practice” resources, and information on training sessions and meetings of the Chairs Council.