This post is continuation of the original 10 Steps to Build a Remote/Hybrid/Online Course.
Wondering where to start? Just as we normally tell our students – start at the top and work your way down. The development checklist and all other guides on course development are designed to help you chunk the course development into easy to digest chunks. Taking the course development overall process step-by-step will help take a massive project and turn it into doable steps.
Step 6: The course development checklist is designed to walk you through setting up your course – starting with providing directions on how students should start the course (getting started) through the first week or module of the course.
Key points in step 6 are to make sure you have a welcoming introduction, all your essential course information is clear, students and instructor begin to build class community from the very first student entry into the course.
Step 7: Consult with an instructional designer! Once you have completed your getting started material, course orientation, syllabus, introduction materials, and week 1 –> STOP! Meet with an ID to review your work and gather feedback on how to progress with the remainder of your course development.
Step 8: Following your format of week 1 – develop weeks 2, 3, …. Following OSCQR top 15 as a guide. It’s ok if your course is not 100% complete before week 1, as long as week 1 is ready by week 1! 🙂
Stay tuned – step 9, 10, and 11 are next week!