Designed Online

What is Designed Online?

Designed Online | Plan. Build. Teach. is a new online program for Mizzou instructors where you will create an online course that meets the standards of the Quality Matters online course quality rubric.

The 10-week course is 100% online and will be held in Canvas. Participants should plan for a 3-5 hour time commitment per week.

Space is limited. Register by 12:00pm on December 2 to secure your spot!

Who can Participate?

The Designed Online program is open to anyone who teaches at Mizzou and who has the responsibility to create a new or redesigned online course for delivery in an upcoming semester.

What will we be doing during the program?

This course is facilitated by instructional designers from Course Design and Technology who will guide you through creating your own online course. Participants must come to the program with a course already identified for designing in an online format.

Your facilitator will lead you step by step through the thought processes, exercises, and effective practice involved with designing a quality online course, and along the way, will introduce and address common misconceptions about learning and teaching online.

The course is heavy on application as you actively apply the concepts taught each week into your own course and submit on a regular basis for review and feedback.

Through projects, reflections, and discussions as a class and in groups, facilitators will provide personalized feedback and instructional design advice, and share research-based best practices.

This is a small cohort-based program. At the conclusion of the program, you will have an online course ready to be assessed for meeting the standards of the Quality Matters online course quality rubric.

The course will be run as a pilot during the first semester. As such, we’ll be requesting your feedback for improving the experience.

As you engage in this course, you will:

  1. Grow confidence in creating online courses 
  2. Identify critical components of quality online courses
  3. Design a learner-centered online experience
  4. Exercise skills needed to build a quality course in Canvas
  5. Recognize the transformative potential of teaching online

What’s the schedule and format?

Participants should plan for an average 3-5 hour time commitment per week. Weeks 7-10 will require additional out-of-class time to build your course in Canvas.

  • Cohort-based
  • Fully online, in Canvas
  • 10 weeks, February – April 2020
  • Instructor facilitated (not self-paced)

Topics will be:

  • Week 1 – Dream Big: Thinking Beyond Course Content
  • Week 2 – Objectives: What Are They Good For?
  • Week 3 – Assessments: How do they know, that you know, that they know?
  • Week 4 – Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Week 5 – Course Material: Is Content King?
  • Week 6 – Active Learning: The King is Dead!
  • Weeks 7-8 – Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Weeks 9-10 – Finish Line

Is there a stipend?

Course Design & Technology will provide a $500 award to eligible pilot participants who successfully complete the program within one semester and whose created course is confirmed “Ready” for the Mizzou Quality Course Review program within two semesters of their beginning the program.

The $500 award will be available to teaching and research faculty, adjunct faculty, clinical faculty, lecturers, and instructors. Depending on their role and responsibilities teaching at Mizzou, graduate instructors may be eligible for the $500 award. Please contact Course Design & Technology if you have any questions about eligibility.