Under different circumstances, creating an online course from the ground up using online learning best practices would take considerable time and effort. Given this current unprecedented situation, we understand that your immediate concern is likely simply ensuring that your face-to-face course can be converted rapidly for online delivery.
Based on our experience working with faculty to develop and build effective online courses, we’ve developed a practical, step-by-step guide to creating a functional online course in your campus Learning Management System (LMS) – or even without an LMS.
The guide includes:
- An overview of online tools and LMS features that you can use to administer aspects of your on-ground course (lectures, office hours, assignments, group projects, etc.)
- A basic online course outline and a “minimum viable online course checklist” to help you assess the readiness of your course for online delivery
- Overviews of specific LMS functions that you can use to effectively administer your online course
- Links to “how to” videos and documentation for specific features in Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, and Sakai
We hope you find this guide useful. Be sure to reach out to your campus Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or Center for Teaching & Learning teams for additional resources and support.