Phase 2: Course Building

During Phase 2, you'll focus on creating the web pages for your course and loading them into the university's course management system. You'll also configure the course management system with your preferred settings for any tools—such as discussions, assignments, assessments, or the grade book—that you've decided to use. We offer several workshops to give you the technical skills necessary for this phase. Phase 2 will go more smoothly if you've finished all of the steps in Phase 1.

When you’ve finished developing your course, we recommend that you review it by using our Teaching Checklist. If you would like us to review the completed course for you or with you, contact your instructional technologist to request a review. Be sure to submit your request at least 1 month before the course begins.

Below is a suggested timetable and task list for Phase 2. You have some flexibility in the order in which you take the workshops.

Phase 2: Course Building

Month 4 Month 5 Month 6
  • Build your course framework in Bb Learn.
  • Write detailed instructions for all activities and assignments in your course.
  • Write your quizzes and exams, if using them in your course.
  • Review proofs and prototypes of graphics and media.
  • Schedule a consultation with your library resource specialist to add your reserve readings and resources to your course.
  • Create your discussion topics in Bb Learn, if using discussions in your course.
  • Create your course calendar in Bb Learn.
  • Set up your grade book in Bb Learn.
  • Proofread all of your course material in Bb Learn.
  • Schedule a consultation with your instructional technologist to add final graphics and media to your course.
  • Configure course due dates in Bb Learn if you want to make certain course materials available to students on certain dates.
  • If you would like the e-Learning Center to review your course using the Quality Checklist, submit your request to your instructional technologist at least one month before your course begins.
  • Revise your course according to results of the Quality Checklist review.