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Online and Blended Course Development Services
Looking for Help with Online or Blended Course Development?
Our new team-based approach offers an opportunity to collaborate with and access support from CEE instructional designers, educational developers, technical, multi-media and IT specialists throughout the online (OL) and blended (B) course development process.
Unsure how online learning differs from blended? Visit our Online & Blended Learning page for details. Need assistance creating graphics or multi media for a face-to-face course? Our Learning & Teaching With Technology page provides details on the supports and services available.
Choose Either of the Following Options:
Full Course Design and Development (Full Build)
Best suited for instructors who would like:
- full support for online or blended course development (including Canvas navigation and custom page design, graphics, multi-media and instructional design)
- access to educational training and support resources to enhance preparation for subsequent course offerings
- tips and training to help plan for and avert technical issues during the course delivery phase
Full build support is available as part of a scheduled biannual intake with submission deadlines (see below).
Full Build support is available as part of a scheduled biannual intake with deadlines in April and October. The process includes the following steps:
1. Annual Planning for OL and B Course Offerings
- Communication will go out to academic leadership (Associate Deans, Directors & Chairs) in advance of the call for submissions, allowing departments to prioritize their flexible learning initiatives while planning for the upcoming year. Submissions will require chair/department support.
2. Submissions of Expressions of Interest (EOI)
- The call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) will take place twice a year. EOIs can be submitted using the full build button below. The CEE selection committee will review the submissions giving priority to large enrolment, multi-section courses. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of the submission deadline.
Please note the desired launch term when making a submission (see deadlines below)
3. Course Design and Development
- During this phase, course instructors will work collaboratively with CEE specialists on the design and development of their course. The type of design and development support will be determined in collaboration with the successful applicants. Typically, course development is carried out over two terms (click here to see the collaboration timeline for courses launching Fall 2024).
Upcoming Submission Deadlines (Full Build)
- October 2, 2023 for courses to launch in Fall 2024
Successful applicants must commit to a collaborative two-term production cycle. Click here to view the Fall 2024 timeline.
Partial Course Design/Special Projects (Partial Build)
Best suited for instructors who:
- are redeveloping components of an existing online or blended course or require only limited development support
- need support developing graphics or multi media or incorporating specific educational tech tools/apps
- require support in advance of the course launch
- are relatively tech savvy and generally comfortable working on their own
Partial course design and development support is available throughout the year as capacity permits (no specific submission deadlines)
Partial course development support is available throughout the year as capacity permits. Expressions of interest can be submitted using the partial build button below. Support is available in the following three areas:
1. Course Design
- creating/reviewing learning outcomes
- redesigning assessments
- designing instructional strategies aligned with outcomes and assessments, etc.
2. Developing the Course in Canvas
- determining module sequencing
- building Canvas components (quizzes, discussion groups, gradebook), etc.
3. Multimedia and Graphics
- developing instructional media (video and audio)
- increasing interaction using H5P
- integration/exploration of existing technology-enabled applications/software
- creation of headers, icons, charts, animation, etc.
No submission deadlines - support available as capacity permits
- submissions should be made at least 2-3 months in advance of your anticipated course launch term/project deadline, keeping in mind that work must be completed a min of 2 weeks prior to the start of the launch term/date
- more complex projects/course components (video, H5P, animations, etc.) may require a longer lead time
Still Not Sure Which Option to Choose?
Request a one-on-one consultation to discuss which option will best meet your needs. You can reach us at email@example.com.
*Note - for help cloning an existing online or blended course, please submit a clone request. Clone requests must be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the intended course launch term.
Why Work With Us?
In addition to guiding you through the process, our collaborative course development models make it easier for you to realize your vision for your course.
We can help you:
- integrate the latest blended and online teaching strategies and learning tools
- enhance student engagement within your online or blended course
- create a streamlined and easily accessible navigational structure
- find simple ways to increase your online presence
- create a vibrant and interactive learning experience for students
- and more!
Included below are some examples from previous courses:
Participate in a Workshop, Program or Event
View the upcoming B/OL workshops below. To see a listing of upcoming offerings and events related to B/OL teaching, click here.
Access On-demand Resources
CEE has a wide range of resources available on-demand to support instructors. For some of the wide range of tip sheets, videos, and other self-serve resources, please see below.
- Course Development Resources
- How to Modules: Designing Your Online Course
- Canvas and Mediasite Instructor Guide
- Online Learning Activities & Assessment Strategies Tip Sheets
- Flexible Education Definitions and Approaches