The Office of Online & Distance Education's Program Specialists are your first point of contact in the planning process. They will work with you to ensure your distance education course is the same high-quality, student-centered experience as the courses you teach in a traditional classroom setting. The Program Specialists and Instructional Design Technology Specialists will guide you through the course/program planning process, which includes:
- Identifying relevant course/program funding opportunities available through The Office of Online & Distance Education and the process for applying.
- Developing a program plan, if necessary.
- Identifying the audience(s) you hope to reach with your course and which distance course format(s) are the best fit for your goals.
- Determining whether you want your course to be synchronous or asynchronous.
- Identifying various multimedia appropriate for your course content and objectives.
- Establishing a timeline for moving your course content into Blackboard.
- Identifying the type of technical support you may need and is available to you.
- Taking advantage of faculty development opportunities and support provided through The Office of Online & Distance Education.
- Consulting for faculty working with different formats.
To learn more about our program planning support, please contact the Program Specialist for your college.