Build Your Course
Resources for designing, building and managing courses
Table of Contents
This is a list of all our content meant to support faculty in developing and enriching their courses. You can D-I-Y or apply to work your way through the design process with a cohort.
Faculty development opportunities at UAF include the iTeach Online Series and #facdev workshops. If you’re interested in enrolling or attending any of these, take a look at our All Faculty Services page.
Part 1: OUR PHILOSOPHY
There are many ways to approach crafting an engaging and rewarding online course. What works for someone else may not work for you. Here at UAF CTL, we try to operate from a set of shared values.
Most central to our philosophy is the idea that good online courses have little to do with technology and much more to do with carefully constructing any course you teach (online, face-to-face, or hybrid) according to solid pedagogical principles.
Part 2: DESIGN
Designing a course is a messy process. Before you can begin putting anything online, it helps to have all of your ducks in a row. This section aims to help you think about drafting a plan for your course.
Part 3: BUILD
Designing a course is a messy process. Before you can begin putting anything online, it helps to have all of your ducks in a row. This section aims to help you think about critical pieces of your course that should be in place.
Part 4: INVENT
Building your course with the basics is important, but delivering a course that is of the highest caliber, with the most engaging activities and interesting content is something that takes a bit of invention. This section contains ideas to point you in that direction.
Part 5: ASSESS & REVISE
Once your course is underway, you’ll need to not only assess your students’ work, but also assess your course and make mid-course corrections as well as plan for long-term revisions. Here, you’ll find advice on how to manage this stage of long-range course development.
There are a number of pedagogy-oriented topics that are specific to our institution here at UAF and a few advanced topics that we’re testing to see how they fit into our overall approach to course design.