Learning Module: Developing Online Courses

Format

6 open-access lessons

Time commitment

1.5 – 3 hours

Pace

Learner-led

Level

Introductory 

Foundations of designing online courses

Designing and teaching an online course has similarities to its classroom counterpart, yet there are some unique considerations and decisions to make towards creating a meaningful online learning experience. This online module provides guidance to putting a course online using course design and teaching online best practices.

You will be able to

  • Orient yourself to online teaching and learning

  • Consider multiple ways to foster and support online student engagement

  • Select content, activities and assessments that are aligned to your course learning outcome

  • Plan your online course and start building the course in D2L

In this module, you will find: 

  • 1 video 
  • 4 worksheets 
  • Additional reading and resources

 

Lessons

Orientation

Lesson 1: Introduction to online learning

Learning environment

Lesson 2: Foster an inclusive and accessible learning environment

Learning outcomes

Lesson 3: Developing online course learning outcomes

gamification

Lesson 4: Designing online learning activities and assessments

Communicating

Lesson 5: Communicating with students

Structuring

Lesson 6: Structuring course content

Authors

Patrick Kelly 

Manager, Learning and Instructional Design 

Lin Yu

Learning and Instructional Design Specialist

Haboun Bair

Learning and Instructional Design Specialist