Course Development Plan – online courses

Timeline for Spring 2020 Course Development and Training for Delivery in Summer/Fall 2020.

Based on your experience with fully online instruction, the O.L. staff will create an individual training plan for you.

*Course Development Partner = Lisa Dubuc or Donna Simiele

Meetings and Workshops/Content and Goals Dates:
Spring Development Summer/Fall Delivery
1. Orientation to Online Teaching and Learning / Meeting with OL Coordinator (Overview of course conceptualization and development)

  • Review and Sign Guidelines document
  • Introduce development calendar of events (mtgs., deadlines, etc.)
  • OL instructor expectations/Course Development Partner Support, OSCQR Quality Rubric, and Compliance
  • Join COTE
2. Individual Meeting – Online Faculty and OL Course Development Partner*

  • Signup & start the Quality by Design (QbD) training course
  • Complete the Accessibility Training in Bb Online Learning Fac Group
  • Complete NCCC Tech Tools Training (e.g. Zoom, Hoonuit, Screencast)
  • Create an ADA compliant syllabus including required college and Online Learning information (Using template)
3. Start working on the course and training –Obtain and Examine current syllabus document including the student learning outcomes and types of assessments. Begin to cluster content into modules (titles, content) and begin calendar. March/April
4. Individual Meeting – Online Faculty and OL Course Development Partner* Work on course design and development 

  • Assignment – Course conceptualization and development; begin mapping modules; introduction of the course review worksheet
5. Complete 

  • QbD training
  • Course Information Docs
  • Icebreaker Module
  • Learning Module #1.
6: Work on development of course activities

  • Meet with OL Course Development Partner* as needed.
  • Complete the remainder of your course learning modules.
7 *OL Course Development Partner completes an in-depth, final review of the new course using the OL course review checklist (when courses are not complete, Coordinator communicates with faculty, chair. July 15
8. Stay Informed and Maintain Technology Currency- The final step is an ongoing and never ending process. As an OL instructor you need to stay abreast of new technologies, updates and changes to the LMS, maintain currency in best practices for Online Learning, and viewing updates from the Office of Online Learning. The OL staff offer many workshops, demonstrations, and open sessions throughout the year to help you maintain your currency with new technologies and best practices for online teaching and learning. We also create and maintain a library of online videos, tutorials, and resources to help you complete various OL  related tasks. The OL staff will send important information via the Blackboard NCCC Online Learning Faculty User Group and send a copy to your NCCC college email. As an OL instructor you are expected to read those messages.

Please sign up to receive posts from our faculty blog and sign up for the Open SUNY Center of Online Teaching Excellence.

This will help you stay current with new information.

  1. NCCC Online Learning Faculty Support Center
  2. Join the Open SUNY Fellows
On Going
Online Learning staff will check in with you during the first couple of weeks while you teach an online course for the first time so we can help you transition from on campus to online teaching and course management.



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