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(HE) Designing and Teaching for Impact in Online Courses is a Course

(HE) Designing and Teaching for Impact in Online Courses

Ended Oct 30, 2017

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Full course description

Course Date:

Started Jun 6, 2016




2 hrs/week



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This self-paced course is for anyone developing and/or teaching an online course. It explores the backward design process beginning with learning outcomes, followed by assessments, activities, and content. It also includes topics such as online presence, course structure, usability, visual design, accessibility, multimedia, syllabi, and course management. It is a non-facilitated course where participants can work through the modules at their own pace based on their own needs and interests.

The course includes a total of 11 modules. Participants can complete a track of eight modules to receive a badge for online course development, and/or a track of six modules to receive an online teaching badge.


Participants earning both badges for the course should be able to:

  • Use the backward design process to design a course with measurable learning outcomes and aligned assessments, activities, and content.
  • Explain the importance of the three types of online presences and leverage them in their course design and teaching.
  • Structure a usable and accessible course in Canvas that provides a clear learning path for their students, a variety of options for interaction and active learning, a balanced assessment strategy, and a mixture of textual, visual, and auditory content.

Target Audience: Higher education and K12 instructors and instructional designers.

Course is offered by Indiana University.

Course Instructors

Indiana University