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Course Design 101

Preparing Your Content for the Web

Online instruction presents special challenges, but also provides opportunity for broadening student horizons, incorporating diverse learning materials, and tailoring information to the individual. This section will explore some fundamental concepts and considerations when preparing instructional material for online delivery.

As a result of reviewing the information in this section:

Can I get assistance and support?

Yes! You don't have to go it alone. Every course is unique and the planning and development process includes many steps and considerations. Distance and Continuing Education offers an array of services to support you, including:

We can help you determine what technologies are the best choice for your course and help you prepare. We provide workshops, online support information through this website, and personalized assistance by appointment.

Course Design as a Process

Offering an online course first starts with planning and design. Although each course is unique, there are five general steps to follow. The process is more fully explained here...

Forms & Templates for NDSU Instructors

Select this link to view the forms and templates that are available to speed your course development and design. Training and assistance is also available. Contact DCE to schedule an appointment for personalized service. Read more about the templates here...

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Assessment & Evaluation

What constitutes a great online course or training program? Quality can be defined and measured; these resources provide straight-forward recipes for achieving the best possible learning environment. Select this link for more information...

Keeping It Legal

What you need to know about copyright and fair use. Select this link for more information...

Accessibility Information for College Instructors

Whether you teach online or in a traditional college classroom, chances are high that you will encounter students with disabilities who require accommodations. What are your responsibilities in providing the accommodations? How do you facilitate them? Here you will find information about the ethical and legal implications for college instructors, and also practical tips for a proactive approach to preparing and delivering course curriculum, information, and materials in the Youtube era. Select this link for more information...

Free Course Content Online

Links to multi-media and other academic resources for your course. Select this link to view the list...

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