Designing Your Course

Getting Started | Accessibility | OER | Gallery Showcase | OSCQR | Start Planning | Schedule a Meeting | Toolbox | Support

Getting Started

Instructional Design Services at Lane Community College assist faculty in designing and delivering online courses and course materials. Work with our experienced faculty instructional designers to design, develop, and deliver online course content that engages students, or sign up for workshops or consultations to learn about current online best practices. 


Web-ready content requires in-depth consideration of how all students can access multimedia materials. Find information here on how to work with our team to build an accessible course from the ground up, or drop in to a workshop to find out more about what accessibility means in the online realm.
Creating accessible courses


Providing students with low- or no-cost digital materials can increase course completion and engagement. Whether you’re starting from scratch or already have materials in mind, check out our offerings and recommendations for building with Open Educational Resources.

Gallery Showcase

What does a quality course look like? Lane Online Faculty are already producing excellent web content. See examples of their work, or read more about their processes, here.

OSCQR (Open Suny Course Quality Rubric)

One of the main concerns of faculty teaching online is in making sure the online course holds the same rigor and level of engagement as a traditional face-to-face course. There are so many things to think about when developing an online course; aligning work with core learning outcomes, learner engagement, social discourse, assessment and measurement, working with technology and much, much more. With this in mind we turn to the SUNY OSCQR model for creating quality courses. 

Start Planning

Wondering what the process is to get started? Looking for a template or a planning guide? Look no further than our in-house developed guides and templates.
We will be expanding this section with resources and guides covering the following topics:

  • Course Planning Template (course schedule and outline)
  • Writing measurable learning outcomes
  • Building an accessible course
  • Lecture alternatives
  • Moodle basics
  • Which Moodle tool is best for what purpose?

Schedule a Planning Session

Interested in talking more? Schedule a planning session here, and one of our team will be happy to support you in your next online endeavor – or to schedule a brief get-together just to answer your questions.
Email: to schedule a meeting.


Lane already boasts extensive tools and teams for assisting with planning any course. ID Services adds to this by expanding online options and technologies that can help with the specific challenges that face online delivery.


Support is available for faculty through the Academic Technology Center, in addition to individual mentoring with our ID team. Contact us today for more information, or find current drop-in hours here.