Checklist for Hybrid Course Development
© Kristina Kauffman
- Develop your VISION for the course.
If you are patient and think 50% inspiration, 50% perspiration you
will have a better course and a more enjoyable course development
- Gain the support of members of your
- If the Course Outline does not include
online lessons, gain appropriate Curriculum Committee approval.
- Schedule the course and be sure that
the schedule of classes indicates it is a hybrid course.
- Find out who manages Online Courses
on your campus and ask them to create a developmental classroom
for you. If you plan to use WebCT or other course management
system, it will be important to learn when training sessions are
available on your campus, or where you can attend workshops off
- Begin preparation of course materials.
- Employ an appropriate pedagogical
structure or pathway to learning. It is often helpful to create
a storyboard. Think about the relational nature of the online
environment and use that to facilitate the course if appropriate,
or if the relational nature of the web is a not helpful to your
course, be sure to have a clear and strict pathway to learning.
- Create online syllabus as a single
- Create single web pages for each
aspect of the lessons.
- Keep learning styles in mind.
- Use color.
- Use images.
- Include audio files.
- Consider where video linked
to a CD or streamed in small segments might be added.
- Upload each of the single pages into
WebCT or other course management system.
- Verify that the pages appear as you
desire in the course management framework.
- Depending upon your course design
activate those features that are needed in your course.
- If the Discussion Board is to be used,
set up forums as needed for the course design.
- Take a deep breath, recognize that
you'll continue to tweak the class off and on for years, and pat
yourself on the back for a job well done.
- Inform your college online course
management staff that the class is complete and ready for students.
- Develop a plan for training your students
including appropriate handouts.
- Meet your class and demonstrate how
the online portion of the class works.
- Enjoy a stimulating teaching experience.
© Kristina Kauffman, 2001