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 ODL Asynchronous Online Development to review the proposal process.


Step 5: Click the checkmark next to ODL Asynchronous Online Development to start proposal.

Preparing for the ODL Asynchronous Online Development

The ODL Asynchronous Online Development 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:

  • New or existing course: Is this course currently offered face to face, and this proposal aims to convert the existing class to the online modality? Or, is this a brand new class that has never been offered at the University before, online or face to face?
  • Rationale for online offering: Why should this course be offered online? You may focus on pedagogical, enrollment management, scheduling and other considerations impacting student success.
  • Will face-to-face sections of this course be available to students during regular fall/spring semesters (when the course is typically offered)?

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.