Online course proposal

To begin the course development process, an online course proposal will need to be submitted via Curriculog. This proposal represents the initial application to develop a course with the insight and support of the Office of Digital Learning. The course proposal will need to be approved by the department head, the college dean, the Provost’s Office, and the Office of Digital Learning.

Accessing the Online Course Approval Form

Step 1: Go to the Curriculog portal


Step 2: Log in using your NetID and password.


Step 3: Click the +New Proposal button.


Step 4: Select Course Approve Online Delivery to review the proposal process.


Step 5: Click the checkmark next to Course Approve Online Delivery to start proposal.

Preparing for the Online Course Approval Form

The Online Course Approval form will ask for course details such as class name, number, department, course description, typical offerings, and expected enrollment per semester. You will also be asked to answer questions about the following online-specific details of the course:

  • Why should this course be offered online? You may focus on pedagogical, enrollment management, scheduling and other considerations impacting student success.
  • Will the class by offered asynchronously or synchronously? [Note: Currently only asynchronous courses are eligible for course development with the Office of Digital Learning.]
  • All online courses must assign one identity verification assessment or experience per course. You must include your intended identity verification assessment in the Online Course Approval form; however, this assessment may change once you have begun course development. You can learn more about this requirement by visiting the Provost’s Office webpage on student identity verification for online classes.
  • What are your initial plans for student engagement and communication? This may include online discussions, virtual office hours, optional Zoom meetings, group activities, etc.

Getting approval

The course proposal will need to be approved by the department head, the college dean, the Provost’s Office, and the Office of Digital Learning. The following will be among the details taken into consideration in approving proposals:

  • Projected enrollment: Will this course serve a large number of students?
  • Bottleneck status: Will creating online offerings of this course help to alleviate bottlenecks where students are unable to progress in their programs until they complete this course?
  • Resources available: Are there adequate Office of Digital Learning staff and resources available to assist with this course development for the target semester proposed?

Questions?

If you’d like to know more about the online course development process, or have questions, please contact the Office of Digital Learning.