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Online and Hybrid Course Development:

Information and Documents

Developing Online and Hybrid Courses

Distance Education courses are taught by nontraditional methods. Courses that fall under the title of Distance Education are Interactive Television – Two-Way Video and Audio, Online courses, and Hybrid courses. Some faculty may choose to enhance their "traditional" courses by providing online course content, and communications.

Developing and Teaching an Online Course

What is an Online Course?


Online courses are courses delivered exclusively over the Internet. For a course to be considered an online course, it must have the following features:
  • Provide course materials via the Internet
  • Email Tool
  • Calendar Tool
  • Discussion board
  • Test / Quizzes
  • Online Students Grade tool
Developing and Teaching a Hybrid Course

What is a Hybrid Course?

"Hybrid" is the name used to describe a course that combines in-the-classroom instruction with computer-based, online learning. In a Hybrid course, half of the course learning is done online and, as a result, the amount of on-campus classroom time is reduced to half. This allows students more flexible scheduling, while maintaining contact with the instructor that is typical of traditional campus classes. For a course to be considered a Hybrid course, it must have the following features:
  • Provide course materials via the Internet
  • Email Tool
  • Calendar Tool
  • Discussion board
  • Test / Quizzes
  • Online Students Grade tool
Important: Deadline for submitting courses to the Instructional Design Team:

Course offered Summer semester
  • Second Friday in March
Course offered Fall Semester
  • Second Friday in March
Course offered Spring Semester
  • Second Friday in October
Required Course Documents

These documents are needed during the creation process of Internet and Hybrid courses:

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