DEVELOPING AN ONLINE OR BLENDED COURSE

Introduction

Planning to design and teach an online or blended course or just interested in learning more about what's involved? Either way, you've come to the right place. The following information will provide you with an overview of online and blended instruction and the process for developing an online or blended course at Xavier.

The Process

The process for developing an online or blended course is comprised of the following six steps:

  1. Completion of the introductory module - Introduction to Blended and Online Instruction
  2. Indication of your interest in developing an online or blended course and certification that you have completed the introductory module above with submission of the eLearning Intent Form
  3. Submission of the eLearning Course Development Proposal Form, which requires discussion with and a signature from your department chair
  4. Completion of Introduction to Online Course Design (IOCD), a six-week, fully online training course
  5. Completion of the course you are developing, which will take approximately four to five months after IOCD, with the support of the instructional design team
  6. Review of the completed course design using the heuristic checklist for quality online courses

Enrollment in the IOCD course is limited. Currently, we are prioritizing development of courses for the following areas:

  1. Summer courses
  2. Courses for non-traditional students (CAPS)
  3. Graduate courses

Upcoming IOCD and Course Development Schedule
 

  IOCD start date
 
  Your course offered in
 
August 3, 2015
Summer 2016 or later
October 5, 2015
Fall 2016 or later
January 4, 2016 Fall 2016 or later
May 16, 2016 Spring 2017 or later
August 1, 2016 Summer 2017 or later
October 3, 2016 Fall 2017 or later

Next Steps

To begin the online or blended course design process, please indicate your interest by submitting the eLearning Intent Form above, certifying that you have completed the introductory module. Then complete the eLearning Course Development Proposal Form, in conjunction with your department chair.

Contact Us

For more information about the process or about online course development, please contact Mary Kochlefl.