E-learning

INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE COURSE DESIGN (IOCD)

Planning to design and teach an online 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 instruction and the process for developing an online course at Xavier.

THE PROCESS

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


Registration and Pre-Work:

  1. Complete the introductory module in Canvas - Introduction to Online Instruction
  2. Complete the Online Course Intent Form
  3. Have your department chair complete of the Online Course Creation Department Chair Form


IOCD

  1. Complete Introduction to Online Course Design (IOCD), a six-week, fully online training course; the last assignment is the creation of your first course module


Individual Support from Instructional Design and Technology

  1. With support from IDT, build the online course you are developing. This will take approximately four to five months after IOCD.
  2. The IDT team reviews the completed course design using the heuristic checklist for quality online courses

Enrollment in the IOCD course is limited. Priority is given to faculty developing online courses that support university priorities, including:

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


UPCOMING IOCD AND COURSE DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE

Start Date                                 Best for faculty creating a course for:

June 21, 2021                            Fall 2021 or later

October 4, 2021                         Summer 2022 or later

January 2022                             Summer 2022 or later

May 2022                                  Fall 2022 or later


NEXT STEPS

To begin the online or blended course design process, please indicate your interest by submitting the Online Course Intent Form above, certifying that you have completed the introductory module. Then have your chair complete the Online Course Creation Department Chair Form.

If you would like to develop your Canvas skills before joining IOCD, consider completing the Canvas Self-Paced Instructor training course. This self-paced course is designed to prepare Xavier instructors to use Canvas with their courses and serve as a resource that can be referred back to after training is completed. Find more information and register for this training here.


CONTACT US

For more information about the process or about online course development, please contact idt@xavier.edu