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Online Course Development

Planning Your Course

Here are the steps to follow for moving a course online using recommended curriculum design processes (Backward Design Model) and online course design best practices to ensure that the learning experience is as high-quality for your course taught online as in a face-to-face format.

Building Your Course in Blackboard

The Center for Teaching Excellence’s Blackboard Master Course Template is a course structure designed with student-centered learning in mind and organized to make it simple and easy for students (and you) to navigate in your course. Modify the template with course-specific details. Keep all content organized into course modules.  Review Blackboard Basics to learn how to use Blackboard, if needed. Contact DoIT’s e-Learning Services for support and assistance. For access to the Blackboard Course Template, contact the Instructional Design Team.

Teaching Your Course Online

Build a positive learning community online just as you would with a F2F course. Create opportunities for student-to-student as well as student-to-instructor interaction.

Designing Online Instruction with Integrity in Mind

Making small changes to your teaching strategies and the use of proactive strategies to encourage integrity will help mitigate academic dishonesty within your course. Additional information can be found on the Instructor’s page of  Office of Academic Integrity’s website.

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