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Falcon Online for Faculty

Homepage Template Components

Best Practices Homepage Template Overview

The Best Practices Homepage Template has specific components that let you determine the layout and communication methods that are best for your course.   

The components are:

  • the instructor profile widget
  • Welcome widget
  • Virtual Office Hours widget
  • Visual Table of Contents
  • Calendar widget
  • Office 365 widget

You can copy and edit the homepage to match your teaching and communication style.

Please review the Best Practices Homepage Template instructional video to copy and edit the components.

The course template that illustrates best practices in online course design was developed through an initiative from the EXCITE Committee.  The course template items are:

  • Content
  • Discussions
  • Assignments
  • Announcements
  • Question
  • Library
  • Quizzes
  • Course
  • Appearance
  • Survey

You can download and import the Best Practices course template zip file into your Falcon Online course shell as a starting point. You will be on your way to ensuring your course is following the best practices for online course design.

The following video tutorial takes you through the steps to import the course design template into your course.