Course Development

Course Development

For Developers of Online Courses

Getting Started

This document will help developers hit the ground running with developing online courses.

Planning Form

The purpose of this required form is to strategically plan for the development, scheduling and marketing of online courses. Both developer and Chair must sign.


This required form is used to ensure that all parties are aware of the development or re-development of an online course and helps the developer and instructional designer determine the timeframe involved. Must be signed by Chair, Developer, Instructional Designer, Director of Extended Learning and VPAA.


Rubric Guide - incomplete draft

Approved Course Development Content Rubric 

Approved Course Development ID Rubric 

Review Confirmation Form

This form is used to signify the end of the review process and trigger the payment process. 

For Quality Assurance Reviews

Please check with your Division Chair to obtain the most recent list of courses to be reviewed

The Quality Assurance Process

QA Evaluator Agreement Form

QA Review Confirmation Form


Technology Integration Matrix

This matrix gives specific examples of how to incorporate technology tools into your online teaching. It starts out naming a traditional instructional method, and then defines activities and the technologies that can be used to make them happen online. If you have something to add, please feel free to let us know!

Points to Remember

Just like face-to-face classes, online instruction requires a variety of instructional and assessment strategies. So here are a few pointers to get the creative juices flowing and please feel free to ask the Instructional Technology department for support.

Alignment Table

Use this table to create alignment between the learning goals and objectives, the learning strategies and activities and the assessments you will use for each..

Knowledge Base

Educause Article - A Dialogue for Engagement