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Faculty members at Royal Roads share a passion for teaching and learning; this is reflected in our Teaching Philosophy and the course development process we use. At the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, we use a team approach to develop courses. A team consists of a Subject Matter Expert (Instructor) assigned by the programs, an Instructional Designer and an e-Learning Technician, each assigned within CTET. When multimedia is required, we also bring in a Multimedia Developer.

The big idea behind the Service Levels pilot is improving course quality and the student experience.  The method is doing some things differently.  There are challenges with the current "one size fits all" support approach to every course offering (nearly 750 this year) - resource...
Once Programs receive Service Level 1 courses from CTET (PAs get an email), there are some things they and/or the instructors may want to do, and some things that must be done.  This checklists represents what we think is "the least you need to do/know" before your course goes live......
Service Level 1 courses... have run before have been assigned as such by the program area, because they do not need significant re/development work or the expertise of an Instructional Designer (or, they were assigned to Service Level 2 , but no instructor available 14 weeks prior - so we treat...
Service Level 3 courses... are typically brand new, or otherwise need significant learning design support. In addition, a course developer/faculty member has been contracted several months in advance to do this course development work in partnership with a CTET Instructional Designer, who...
Technical Review This is a summary of the items that are checked in every course (Service Levels 1, 2, and 3), 4 weeks before the course goes live. If problems are found, they are listed in the (hidden) Development Notes (see top of front page of your course). Course and Resource Settings...
The final review of Service Level 2 & 3 courses is intended to give the course a final "once-over" from the student perspective, and with the student experience in mind.  Please note: CTET does not provide copyediting; instructors are responsible for the quality of their course content...
Q: If my course is "Service Level 1", how do I get help?   A: You have a choice! Service Level 1 Checklist & resources - this is a tool to quickly review key things in your course before it starts Submit a request for help online , including key details (e.g., link to course, start date...
The role of the Curriculum Committee is to support faculty and staff members in developing and revising programs and courses in accordance with the Quality Assurance Policy. A subcommittee of Academic Council, Curriculum Committee is comprised of faculty members from across the program spectrum,...
The CTET Instructional Design Guidlines represent our shared "lens" when looking at courses.  Key elements include the RRU Teaching and Learning Model, and Universal Design for Learning principles.  We invite you to use this framework as a tool to review courses and discussing...
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