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Designing and Developing an Online Course

Contact Linda Wapelhorst, lwapelhorst@butlercc.edu, to register.

Registration is now open for the summer 2012 session.

Designing and Developing an Online Course is a 6 week course offered by the Instructional Technology Department  to faculty who are developing a new Butler Online course. This course requires approximately 30-contact hours for completion. All faculty members (full time and adjunct) who complete the DDOC workshop will be paid $500. PDP
points are not awarded. An additional $500 is paid when the course has met all requirements as set
forth on the Stipend Agreement Form. Please read the Designing and Developing and Online Course Participant Guidelines for further information.

Prerequisites for admission to Designing and Developing an Online Course:

Successful completion of Introduction to Online Teaching

Completion and submission of one of the following Intent to Develop an Online Course forms:

Web Course Development Form (if you are developing a new online class)

Blended Course Development Form (if you are developing a new online blended course)

Online Course Revision Form (if you are revising an existing online course)

Successful completion of this online course is required if you plan to develop a new web course or a new blended course for Butler Community College.

This course is delivered completely online using ANGEL – the course management system Butler uses for all online instruction. Each session is limited to 20 “students”. You will not have to meet face-to-ace. All work may be conveniently completed in your office or at home. Activities are assigned for each unit but may be completed on your time schedule. Mid-week and end-of -week deadlines do apply to unit assignments.

The purpose of this course is twofold:

to teach the steps involved in good instructional design

to provide hands-on experience with the ANGEL course management system

Five main topics are introduced in the course:

Planning Your Course: From Course Outline to Classroom Practice

Butler Syllabus: Road Map to Learning and Course Contract

Creating & Managing Engaging Content:  Creating Content Pages, Links, & Settings

Using Assessment Tools: Quizzes, Surveys, and Dropbox Assignments

Managing the Course

This is a project-oriented workshop. When you have successfully completed this course the first four weeks of your course will be complete.

The Instructional Technology Department offers the course 3 times per year:

Fall 2012: October 12 - November 15, 2012

Registration closes October 1, 2012

Spring 2013: TBA

Summer 2013: TBA

Contact Linda Wapelhorst, lwapelhorst@butlercc.edu, to register.


Instructional Technology Staff

Meg McGranaghan (322.3345) megmcg@butlercc.edu

Linda Wapelhorst (218.6202) lwapelhorst@butlercc.edu

Roberta Sheahan (322-3271 or 733-3271) rsheahan@butlercc.edu

Andrea Scharenberg (323-6973 or 218-6973) ascharenberg@butlercc.edu

Beth Cunningham (316-218- 6354) bcunningham@butlercc.edu

The course may also be taken by non-Butler faculty with the tuition price of $200.

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Name: McGranaghan, Meg

Building: 600

Office: 648A

Phone: (316)322-3345 Ext: 3345

E-mail: megmcg@butlercc.edu