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Process for Teaching Online and Hybrid

This is the typical timeframe for the development of an online or hybrid course to be offered in the fall semester. There may be variations on this timeframe but it is important to know that even experienced faculty find they need a good six months to properly develop a new online or hybrid course.

  1. Apply for a Technology Across the Curriculum Grant
    • TAC Call for Proposals come out in mid-October with a mid-November deadline.
    • Faculty must get Department/Program Chair and Division Dean approval before submitting an application.
    • Faculty also need to meet with a staff member from ITD.
  2. Once accepted, faculty are then enrolled as student in a 6-week online course facilitated by ITD called Teaching and Learning Online that starts the first week in January. This online course will require about 2-4 hours of work per week, depending on the instructor's familiarity with online learning and with instructional technology. In the course, faculty discuss sound pedagogy around online and hybrid course design and teaching as well as create both conceptual and concrete elements of their future course.
  3. By the end of February, faculty complete the course map--a detailed outline of their course. ITD staff will review and provide feedback on the instructor's work.
  4. By the end of March, faculty complete the syllabus and one full module in the LMS. ITD staff will review and provide feedback on the instructor's work.
  5. By the end of April, faculty complete 1/3 of the modules in the LMS. ITD staff will review and provide feedback on the instructor's work.
  6. By early June, faculty must have 2/3 of the course built out in the LMS. ITD staff will review and provide feedback on the instructor's work based on the college's best practices for online and hybrid courses. This is also a deadline where it is determined if the course will be ready to run for the fall.
  7. By early August, faculty will need to have the course done and entirely built out in the LMS. ITD staff will review and provide feedback on the instructor's work.
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