In order to teach online at WCU, both the faculty and the course have to be approved by CAPC. We generally recommend to start your course development and prepare CAPC paperwork 6 months to 1 year before the actual delivery date of your online course. Take a look of the Online Course Development & Approval Flowchart to get a better understanding what's involved in the process.
CAPC requires online faculty to obtain training from the Office of Distance Education prior to course approval and delivery.
Online course design and development is a systematic process for planning and organizing the resources, learning activities, communication mechanisms and assessment activities necessary to result in active student learning.
Developing an online/blended course is not simply putting your course content in D2L; successful online/blended teaching requires a significant course transformation. Faculty rethink and redesign their courses, create new learning activities, reorganize content presentation, and integrate online technologies. Many times, faculty need to learn new teaching skills and techniques to manage online communication, interaction, and new assessment methods.
Our instructional designers will work closely with you and support your online course design and development effort from beginning to end. We provide consultation on online pedagogy, syllabus construction, and effective online activities, and assessment. We also help faculty create online course materials and recommend or provide training on appropriate e-learning technology tools.
Our online support specialists will help you create online course materials, copy course content, maintain course site, transcribe audio/video lectures, as well as provide after hour technical support for both you and your students!Contact Distance Education
to schedule an initial course design meeting and get started on developing your online/blended course!