Online course development team
Once the course proposal has been approved by the Office of Digital Learning, a course development team will be assigned to the faculty member (referred to as the “Faculty Course Developer” or FCD) to begin the development process. Each course development team consists of the following members:
- Faculty Course Developer (FCD)
- Instructional Designer (ID)
- Instructional Technologist
- Liaison Librarian
See the course development team page for more information on the roles and responsibilities of each member of the team.
Course development timeline and agreement
The course development process begins with a team-wide meeting to discuss the class and establish a course development timeline. Then, the FCD completes ODL’s online course development training, if they have not already done so within the past academic year.
After completing the training course, the FCD will sign the course development agreement, which serves as the contract for course development, covering responsibilities, timelines and conditions for the development of an online course.
Online course development process
The online course development process includes four main steps:
- Course planning
- Course development
- Course building
- Course review and revisions
The FCD will complete these steps with the help of their course development team, who will answer questions, provide tips and best practices, and assist with training.
Once the FCD completes the development and building of their course in WebCampus, it will be informally reviewed by the development team’s Instructional Designer before the University Digital Learning Quality Assurance Officer conducts a final review to ensure it meets University Standards for Digital Instruction. Once the course passes the quality assurance review, it can be offered.
Please take a look at the online course development process page for more information on what each step of the process entails.
If you’d like to know more about the new online course development process, or have questions or comments, please contact the Office of Digital Learning.