Note: This guide is based on a typical 16-Week development timeline. If you are looking for Emergency Teaching Continuity resources, please visit this page.
Launching a successful online course with the Digital Learning and Design team depends on meeting the milestones outlined below within the suggested timeframe. Feel free to work ahead of the suggested deadlines; your Instructional Designer will work with you to develop a schedule that ensures successful course development.
Instructional Designers are allocated to multiple projects. Your Instructional Designer will provide timely feedback and support throughout the course design process. Should multiple milestones be missed, however, your Instructional Designer will not be able to provide the same level of engagement. They will then provide you with the resources to work more independently. If you prefer to work more independently in general, your Instructional Designer will likewise provide you with the appropriate resources.
If you have questions about the process or timeline, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Instructional Designer or email [email protected].
|Project kickoff||16 weeks before course launch|
|Course outline||12 weeks before course launch|
|Draft assessments & discussions||10 weeks before course launch|
|Finalize readings||8 weeks before course launch|
|Online modules designed & in Canvas||8 weeks before course launch|
|Media complete||6 weeks before course launch|
|Final details complete||6 weeks before course launch|
|Quality Control Check||4 weeks before course launch|
|Instructor Canvas training complete||2-4 weeks before course launch|
|Course ready for students||1 week before course launch|
Please note: Instructors will also be asked to conduct a course debrief after the course ends.