Online Course Development

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About the Program

Online Course Development (OCD) is the completely redeveloped program dedicated to teaching instructors how to create, revise, or facilitate an online or hybrid course. The course is for instructors who want to learn how to teach online.

What Are Online and Hybrid Courses?

Online Courses

Online courses are delivered and managed entirely through the Internet using the Canvas learning management system. Students can complete a course without having to visit the College or any of the offsite campuses. While students may primarily come from the college’s own district, students from other parts of the country may take a course as well. All fully online courses have section numbers between 300 and 349.

Hybrid Courses

Hybrid courses are delivered mostly through the Internet using the Canvas learning management system. Students must attend in a physical classroom for at least one credit hour per week, or 800 minutes spread over a semester. All hybrid courses have section numbers between 350 and 399.

What’s in the program?

  • The differences between traditional face-to-face learning and online/hybrid learning
  • Copyright and licensing
  • Universal design for learning and accessibility
  • Instructional models and theories
  • Course organization
  • Technology integration
  • Communication strategies
  • Alternative assessments
  • and more.

Time and Workload

Online Course Development runs as a fully online 9 week course, with an average of 3 hours of work per week. The content is phased in over the weeks of the course, allowing individuals to work up to one week ahead at any given time. Tasks occur on a weekly basis with due dates assigned.

How can I participate?

The Application to Participate is a fillable form. Please click the link below to download it to your computer or open it in your web browser. Please review and complete all items within the application, print it, obtain your Department Chair’s and Dean’s signatures, and return it to the Center for Teaching and Learning in L244.

Please download the application through the button below. The application is due back no later than September 5. Please return on that date to download and complete it.


One group will run during the Fall 2018 semester, with a maximum of 12 participants.

The start date for the Fall is September 10, 2018, ending on November 11, 2018.

If you would like to join, please submit the Application to Participate. All applications must be received by September 5, 2018.

Availability is limited and is treated on a first-come, first-serve basis.



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