Once I've decided that I want to develop a web course, what next?


That depends on what type of web course you want to create or teach.

Fully online or hybrid courses

  • Discuss your plans with your department chair.
  • Sign up for training. The recommended sequence is listed in the Phase 1 and Phase 2 schedules. If you've already completed training, you don't have to take it again, but you are welcome to repeat the workshops as many times as you'd like. If it's been a while since you last attended the training, you might find it helpful to take a refresher workshop, especially because technology changes quickly, and the tools you've previously used might work a bit differently from what you're accustomed to.
  • Schedule consultations with the instructional designer and instructional technologist for your department.
  • Inquire about stipends for web course development.
  • Develop your course.
  • Use the Quality Checklist to review the completed course.
  • Tell the person in your department who schedules classes in Peoplesoft (LOUIE) that your course will be taught using NAU's course management system (Vista).
  • Teach online!

Web-enhanced courses

  • Sign up for training. The basic course management system training (Bb Vista Basics) is the best place to start. You might also want to take Creating Web Pages with Word and Dreamweaver.
  • Schedule consultations with the instructional designer and instructional technologist for your department. They can help you figure out which course materials to put online and which materials to continue to use in your face-to-face or television class.
  • Create web pages for the materials you want to put online and then put them into the course management system.
  • Use the Quality Checklist to review the completed course materials.
  • Tell the person in your department who schedules classes in Peoplesoft (LOUIE) that your course will be taught using NAU's course management system (Vista).
  • Tell your students to log in to the course management system to find the course materials.
Last updated: Aug 24, 2011