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The steps below give an outline of the course development process. After going through the steps on this site and working with your instructional designer, you will develop a quality online course.

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Quality Matters ™
Accessibility means that people with disabilities can understand, navigate and interact with the online course content and also contribute. Web accessibility includes all disabilities that affect access to the Web, such as: visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities as well as those with a “temporary disabilities” such as a broken arm or other injury. Keeping accessibility in mind from the beginning of course development is key to creating an equal opportunity educational experience. Let’s not wait until a student with a disability enrolls in the course. It is more difficult and less effective to correct mistakes than to create accessible content from the start.

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Accessibility
Accessibility means that people with disabilities can understand, navigate and interact with the online course content and also contribute. Web accessibility includes all disabilities that affect access to the Web, such as: visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities as well as those with a “temporary disabilities” such as a broken arm or other injury. Keeping accessibility in mind from the beginning of course development is key to creating an equal opportunity educational experience. Let’s not wait until a student with a disability enrolls in the course. It is more difficult and less effective to correct mistakes than to create accessible content from the start.

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Copyright
Consideration of copyright is a little different for online classes. Students have a different level of access to course materials than they do in a face to face classroom. Copyright violations are also easier to detect in an online class. Use of materials protected by copyright must meet the criteria of the TEACH Act or “Fair Use” for the instructor to include them in the course without the written consent of the copyright owner.

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Learning Objectives
Objectives provide the foundation for course development and allow you to keep your course more focused and organized. Well-written objectives make it easy to develop assessments to measure student outcomes. Learning objectives should be student-centered, simple, specific, and measurable. Strong objectives are consistent with the course goals and appropriate for the level of the students.

Steps to Success:

Examples of Learning Objectives:

Deliverables:

Please complete the learning objective section of the course development plan. You may have more or less course objectives or lesson objectives, but do strive to keep things simple. Remember to use S.M.A.R.T. to ensure your objectives are appropriate and contain one measurable verb.

Please email your completed work to your instructional designer for review.

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  • Required attendance: Building Your Course Workshop (see schedule for dates)
  • Build 1/2 of your course lessons (usually lessons 1-8)
  • Result: Preliminary QM Review begins

  • Build remaining course lessons
  • Final revisions – course content 100% complete
  • Result: Course opens on the Thursday prior to the first day of classes

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