Online/Hybrid Course Development Process
Typical course development takes six months to one year. The time frame varies depending on whether the course is a revision of an existing course or a brand new course, and on how intensively the instructor can work on course development.
Stage 1: Initial Sketch of Course
Format: Meet with an instructional designer for 1 hour
Goal: Think broadly about the course and begin an initial sketch of the course, including:
- What will students learn by the end of this course?
- How will students demonstrate what they’ve learned?
- What course materials will help students meet these goals?
- How will students engage with the course, their peers, and the instructor?
Stage 2: Course Design
Format: One to two meetings with an instructional designer, plus additional course design work between meetings
Goal: Continue to design the course based on the initial sketch, including:
- Course level and module level learning goals
- Assessments, activities, and materials
- Strategies for engagement
- Appropriate technologies that help achieve the course goals
Stage 3: Course Development
Format: Meet monthly or bi-weekly with an instructional designer, plus additional course development work between meetings
Goal: Prepare and finalize detailed materials for the course and build the course in Canvas.
Stage 4: Evaluation
Format: Gather course feedback and meet with an instructional designer.
Goal: Evaluate the course and prepare revisions for the next iteration of the course.
- Collect early feedback midway through your course and make any necessary adjustments
- Collect assessment and student engagement data during the course
- Review student evaluations and feedback and student performance results
- Revise the course for the next iteration
Please direct questions or inquiries regarding the Online/Hybrid Course Development Process to:
Director/New Program Initiatives & Digital Learning
1 Spring Street, Suite 313
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences