Presented by: Lené Whitley-Putz, Dean, Online Learning, Foothill College
Lené is dean of Online Learning at Foothill College. Lené took her first workshop on designing online courses in 1995, while she was working on her PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and brings 30 years of experience in higher ed, as a teacher, in professional development, and in administration, to developing an online ecosystem to support excellence in online teaching. She believes in pushing the envelope of technology to aid students and faculty in creating positive collaborations that help students achieve their academic goals.
The COVID pandemic resulted in rapid-development of online courses, online teachers, and online programs at our campuses. This pressure has both costs and benefits, and it’s not always easy to tell the difference! In this session, we’ll present Foothill College’s use of Impact as a case study of the myriad ways campuses can use the tool to support users. We’ll explore Foothill’s use of campaigns and monitors to assess tool adoption, the use of targeted messaging within Canvas courses, and the use of global messages to support faculty and students. (Session attendees will have an opportunity to win an Instructure Backpack and Swag courtesy of Instructure.)