Course Creation

Course design and navigation play a very important part in student success in a class.  A course that is designed to help students understand all of the expectations in an online class provides a better learning environment.  Students should be able to move through the course content and complete the required work in by the established due dates.

Duping and Copying Content

  
COURSE SHELL:  An empty course placeholder that is created only by Marni or administrator at individual college prior to duping
 
DUPE:  When content is copied from an instructor's course into a course SHELL that is already in place
 
SHARED COURSES: Shared courses are fully online classes in which all consortium colleges can enroll students.  
  • Marni Kelso will create a empty course shell for all shared courses in upcoming shared terms before registration for that term begins so that enrollments may pass from each consortium colleges student information system to the Pearson system.
  • Instructors will then be enrolled into the course shells as the names of instructors are given to her by the college Distance Learning Deans/Directors. 
  • Once an instructor has access to the new course shell, they can then process the "Copy All Content" option. 
​**Note that if an instructor does not see a course shell that he/she feels should be available, they need to contact their home college Distance Learning Dean/Director.
 
RESTRICTED COURSES:  Restricted courses are fully online classes in which only students from one home college are enrolled.  Instructors are also hired by the same home college.
  • Each consortium colleges Distance Learning Dean/Director is responsible for settin up the course shells for all restricted course for their respective college and enrolling their instructors.
  • All duping assistance must also go through the home college DL
  • Students seldomly know the different between a shared and restricted course.
 
HYBRID COURSES:  Hybrid courses are a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.  
  • Each college's Distance Learning Dean/Director is responsible for setting up the course shells and enrolling the instructors for hybrid courses.
 
eCompanion: eCompanion shells are for supplemental materials for fully face-to-face courses.
  • Each college's Distance Learning Dean/Director is responsible for setting up the course shells and enrolling the instructors for eCompanion course shells.

Exams and Quizzes

Setting Up Proctors

Grading and the Gradebook