An Interactive Guide to Online Course Design
Digital Learning is excited to present a new-and-improved resource to help instructors who are new to online learning.
Digital Learning is excited to present a new-and-improved resource, An Interactive Guide to Online Course Design, to help instructors who are new to online learning. The goal of this self-paced, interactive guide is to provide you with an overview of the online course design process, along with resources that you can come back to as you dive deeper into your course’s development. A variety of foundational topics are covered, including:
- Implementing a template and/or organizing the course site
- Writing measurable and meaningful learning outcomes
- Using the backward design strategy to plan your course
- Delivering course content to your learners
- Designing your course activities and assessments
- Launching and improving your course
Throughout this interactive guide, there are many opportunities for you to apply what you have learned through self-check quizzes and application activities.
You will notice that this guide is housed in the learning management system (LMS) Canvas, not D2L. While this resource was created with the University of Arizona instructors in mind, Canvas Commons enables instructors from any learning and teaching institution to access these materials without barriers. Because many other institutions use different learning management systems, this guide does not cover how to use an LMS or build various course components.
We hope this interactive guide gives you the tools to design your first online course with confidence.