Learn how other instructors have structured their courses.
One benefit of online courses is that their structure exists electronically, which makes it easier to examine and learn from. Making choices such as where resources will go, how to build in class discussion or how students will share their work both with you and their peers, are questions all instructors have had to answer when transitioning to an online format.
Blackboard, the developer of the UB Learns platform has several exemplary course videos to learn from.
Before examining these courses, think ahead to your course:
Watch several of the exemplary course videos found below:
When you have examined exemplary courses, the next step is to begin your macro-level organization of your course.
Blackboard Course Rubric: Rubric that assesses several standards for whether a course is exemplary.