Delivering/Improving Your Online Course

Need a little help?

Interested in talking more about launching your course? Whether it's a brief get-together just to answer questions, a full session on a particular topic or you want a course review, we're here to help. Schedule a 'Before I turn my course on' consultation–one of our team will be happy to meet with you.

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Looking for workshops or training? View: LaneOnline Course Development and Support Opportunities

Are you ready for prime-time? There are several things to consider before you make your course available to students. Our ID team and the ATC can help you make sure you are ready.


Can’t figure out when (or where, or whether) to use a forum? Not sure why your assignments look so strange? Can’t figure out exactly how to use screencasting? What did happen to your grade book?! Our team, working with the Academic Technology Center, can help you troubleshoot issues that come up either before or as you teach. Contact the or

Core Development Process (continued)

The following documents outline the delivery and/or the improvement process:

Associated workshops/courses: 

  • Course Refresh
    Now that you've taught your course and know what works and what doesn't, it's time to improve it. In this process, you'll review your course with OSCQR and identify the top two areas needing improvement. OSCQR topic areas include; overview and information, technology and tools, design and layout, content and activities, interaction, and assessment and feedback. An ID will be standing by to help you achieve your improvement goals. This improvement process is intended for any courses designated as a Distance Education modality. Course Refresh is a paid opportunity (up to 40 hours at CD rate). Please contact for more information on how to get started!
  • Teaching Pairs: Improving Your Online/Hybrid Course (IYOC)
    In addition to one-on-one meetings, we offer sessions throughout the year that support faculty currently teaching online in improving their delivery and design methods. Improving Your Online Course is a faculty cohort project that is designed to improve teaching and build community through a structured, evaluative process of peer-to-peer course review and reflection. This project is offered through Academic Technology and Faculty Professional Development. Participation is limited to 16 faculty members that are teaching online. 
    Check for upcoming session dates: LaneOnline Course Development and Support Opportunities


The ATC and your ID team are available to look through online courses for potential accessibility trouble spots. The Center for Accessible Resources will assist you when a student presents an accommodation request. Want an informal check? Run ALLY, our new Moodle plug-in used for running accessible document checks. Ask your ID for help by emailing

Course Assessment

Are you ready for an in-depth walk-through with an online delivery expert? We know by now you've been working with OSCQR, the research-based, customized course quality rubric designed originally at the State University of New York System. This course rubric provides measures against current online best practices to create a class that emphasizes regular student engagement and meaningful assessment. Our ID team can help you assess your online course with the OSCQR rubric and the following checklist. 
View the checklist: LaneOnline Course Quality Check [Review]