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Developing LSU Online Courses and Programs

Helpful Resources to Get you Started

ABCs of Learning Design: If you’re new to online, this Learning Design Glossary of Terms will be an excellent primer to get you acclimatized.

Expectations for LSU Online Courses: View the expectations document to set up and facilitate your course for a successful student learning experience. 

Your One-stop Shop: Make sure you enroll yourself in the Faculty Resources for Learning Design & Teaching course in Moodle, which can be your constant reference companion as you design, develop, and teach your blended or online course.

Need help? Don’t forget to take advantage of our newly launched In-residence Support!

Programs

In addition to design resources available on the website, we also offer two course design tracks for faculty who wish to dedicate time to develop fully online courses or courses that are part of fully online programs.

Special Focus Program: The Special Focus Program is an intensive 12-week program designed to guide faculty through the development, or re-development of an online course that is fully aligned, meets accessibility standards, and ensures a consistent and positive learning experience for students. Courses developed through the Special Focus program may or may not be part of an LSU Online program. For more information, visit Course Design & Development Training.

1:1 Course Design Program: The 1:1 Course Design Program is an intensive 16-week collaborative and iterative process between the faculty and Learning Experience Designer (LXD) to design a high-quality online course. Courses undergoing development are typically part of an approved LSU Online Program and assigned faculty are designated by the associated Department Chair.

Administratively Speaking

Getting Ready for Your Online Course: Here is a handy checklist on Preparing and Facilitating Your Online Course.

Cross-Enrollment: Cross-enrollment enables programs to combine student populations in online campus sections and LSU Online sections of the same course to maximize faculty teaching efficiency and cost effectiveness. Review the cross-enrollment reference sheet regarding the steps to be taken to cross-enroll your courses. View a recording of this session to learn about the process in detail. No later than one month prior to the start of a term, complete and submit the Cross-Enrollment Request survey in Qualtrics.

Quick Referral Guide: Here is a useful Instructor Support Referral Guide of support services within the LSU System to help you with any technological, course-related, or student-related issues or questions.