These are two development cases we’ve recently encountered with faculty creating online courses, and we wanted to share different considerations for approaching an online course or program development. The infographic below breaks down themes we frequently encounter in our work helping faculty design courses, curriculum, and experiences.
One thing we’ve noticed is that very few folks have taken D2L training, and this would have helped both professors learn more about how to build their course in D2L and plan their online learning experiences. MSU IT Services offers many different training sessions and there’s training available online in a D2L self-directed training course for faculty. Click here to open the training and access schedules in a new window. We’ve also learned to get a jump on accessibility early, and will work to bring in an accessibility expert earlier in the design process.
After you teach your course online the first time, you are going to find things to fix and change. Don’t shoot for perfect the first time, shoot for good, and ask for feedback from your students to improve it the next time.