Distance Learning Course Approval

Proposals to offer existing courses via distance education must be submitted to the Center for Distance Learning for approval.    The proposal packet for each course must contain the Course Proposal Form, the Course Action Form, and a course syllabus that has been created using the template for online courses.

The department chair’s signature on the Course Proposal and Course Action Forms indicates that the course has met the requirements set forth by the University’s traditional course approval procedures (e.g., University Undergraduate or Graduate Curriculum Committees).  After the course is approved, the faculty member initiates the process of getting course materials online.

Course Approval Forms:

For Blackboard Enhanced courses

If the online course instructor plans to use Blackboard to supplement course instruction in the traditional (face-to-face) course,  "Yes" for "Supplement" should be selected in the Blackboard Course Delivery section on the Master Schedule File: