The Online Learning team is ready to help! We offer a wide variety of services and are happy to customize a training or production plan for individuals or for teams teaching in a diversity of disciplines and modalities.

Individual Course Planning & One-on-One Consultations

Faculty members are encouraged to contact an Instructional Designer (ID) for Online Learning to discuss refining current approaches or incorporating new strategies and methods into their coursework, ideally following the course design & development process.

IDs provide guidance, support, training, and production work to save faculty members time and aggravation throughout the process of course development and delivery.

Complete the course development survey to begin the planning process.

Common topics include:

  • Designing or redesigning a course
  • Utilizing course templates
  • Writing learning objectives
  • Aligning assessment methods with course objectives
  • Integrating varied teaching methods
  • Designing and facilitating active learning
  • Increasing student participation or improving discussions
  • Integrating Web and mobile technologies, social media, and other emergent tools into teaching and learning

Quiz/Assessment Formatting

Faculty members may contact the Instructional Designer for Online Learning for assistance with formatting quizzes for use with your online course. Quizzes submitted should follow the Quiz Formatting Guidelines for Respondus.

Please Note: Respondus request may take up to seven business days, so please plan ahead.

Faculty who adopt a participating publisher textbook can obtain the Respondus-formatted test bank by following three easy steps:

  1. Go to Respondus and search for your textbook and publisher.
  2. Fill out the request form and submit it.
  3. Once the publisher has authenticated the request, you will receive an e-mail that contains the information needed to download the test bank using the Respondus software.

Online Course Evaluations

Faculty have the ability to evaluate their online courses during the course development process or after. The course is evaluated using a set of standards to assess the design of online courses, although many of the same standards can be applied to traditional courses.

The UAH Online Course Evaluation can be used as a peer review tool OR as a self-evaluation tool, using the Online Course Best Practices Checklist. As a peer-review tool, you can request the support of your fellow colleagues and the instructional designer.

To request that your course go through a peer review, please contact the Online Learning Department. We ask that your course be fully developed before requesting a peer review.

The evaluation tool covers eight categories:

  • Course Introduction and Organization
  • Learning Objectives
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning
  • Instructional Material
  • Student engagement and interaction
  • Technology
  • Learner Support and Resources
  • Accessibility

Check our new interactive Course Development Tool, which facilitates progress through the development process as well as providing a tracking tool for self-assessment of the course as it's being developed.

Course Template

Is this your first time developing an online course? We have several resources that can help. In particular, the course template for online course development can help decrease the amount of time needed to develop an online course and streamline the process. The template provides a convenient structure and foundation for the course, but allows plenty of room for customization and personalization by instructors.

Learn how a using a template efficiently and effectively supports online learners.