Curricular Planning Consultations
Online courses require significant up-front effort. For a whole host of reasons, most online course content should be developed prior to a course's start date. Planning ahead and providing, on average, 4-6 months for an instructor to develop content for an online course is recommended. Finalizing faculty assignments and planning departmental resource allocation in advance also helps encourage "buy-in" and a sense of ownership from support staff, teaching assistants, and instructors.
ET@MO offers a variety of support services from course planning to Blackboard training and support. The Instructional Design and Development Team and Academic Technology Liaisons work one-on-one with instructors to plan online courses, interaction strategies, and develop online assignments. The Learning Technologies Team supports Blackboard in addition to other educational technologies. The META Team offers one-on-one office visits to assist in using educational technologies in addition to some multimedia development services.
We have an entire category on Curricular Planning in our eLearning blog. Go there now.