Online Course Development Process
CID assists instructors with the development of new online courses, the redesign of existing online courses, or with updates to returning online courses. An instructional designer will schedule an initial meeting with the instructor to map out the course and create a development timeline. Next, the designer will discuss how they can assist with design, media and graphics, streaming video and films, and ADA compliance to best enhance the course. Once the course is complete, the instructional designer will review the course material using a course quality rubric (CQual) and technical review. The results will be shared with the instructor and the instructional designer will assist with any final updates prior to course launch.
If faculty are teaching a NEW course online for the first time, they should complete the Online Course Development Proposal.
When all approvals are received, faculty will be contacted by an instructional designer from CID to set up a time to meet in person or talk via phone.
New Online Course Development Process
Generally speaking, the course design process takes about four (4) months and includes the following steps:
- Develop course description, goals and objectives
- Submit an Online Course Development Proposal
- Complete a course development timeline
- Complete a course map
- Confirm access to publisher content if it will be required (e-textbook, lab materials, and so on)
- Gather/and or work on developing all resources for the course including course calendar, PowerPoint Presentations, handouts, readings, videos, assignments, assessments, links and so on
- Respond to comments on the Course Quality Rubric Review (CQual), which assesses the pedagogical design of a newly developed course in relation to course objectives and outcomes. The CQual assesses the effectiveness of standard tools and features in a fully online course including a course syllabus and calendar, discussion board format, and the effective use of social media. Once the CQual rubric has been completed, the instructional designer makes recommendations for improvement to both the instructor and program director. These recommendations must be completed prior to course launch.
- Respond to comments on theTechnical Review to ensure the course is technically sound and all content can be accessed. The results will be shared with the instructor, and CID will assist with any final updates prior to course launch.
Existing Course Process
For all returning courses (courses that are not new and have permission to be copied from a previous semester), an instructional designer from CID will contact the instructor of record eight (8) weeks prior to launch date and ask for the previous semester’s CRN number so that the existing course can be copied into the upcoming one. Two (2) weeks prior to course launch, CID will perform a technical review and provide feedback to the instructor.