Course Development

For Developers of Online Courses

Faculty members interested in developing online courses should contact Chris Gonnella to be added to the Online Course Development course in Blackboard. 

Online Course Ownership Policy

MSU considers all coursework developed for online courses that do not generate royalties as Mediated Courseware. Thus, the ownership of the developed material falls under the constraints outline in SBHE Policy 611.2 section 5. 

 Syllabus Template 2019-2020

The syllabus template is a guide for the development of all syllabi. Some items are required for all courses, some are only required for online courses. Please download and use as a template or a reference when building your syllabi.  


Technology Integration Matrix

This matrix gives specific examples of how to incorporate technology tools into your online teaching. It starts out naming a traditional instructional method, and then defines activities and the technologies that can be used to make them happen online. If you have something to add, please feel free to let us know!

Points to Remember

Just like face-to-face classes, online instruction requires a variety of instructional and assessment strategies. So here are a few pointers to get the creative juices flowing and please feel free to ask the Instructional Technology department for support.

Course Alignment Matrix

Use this table to create alignment between the learning goals and objectives, the learning strategies and activities and the assessments you will use for each. 

For Quality Assurance Reviews 

This process is currently under review and will be updated soon 

The Quality Assurance Process

QA Evaluator Agreement Form

QA Review Confirmation Form