Designing & Building Your Online Course Workshop.

Faculty/instructors are invited to register for the Designing and Building Your Online Course workshop. In this workshop, you will design and build an online course. This workshop is 100 percent online and is held in Canvas. Successful completion of this course will not qualify for online teaching certification.

2021 workshop dates:

Session 3: September 13 – November 22


Registration for a session will close at noon the Monday before the session starts.

Who can participate?

The Designing and Building Your Online Course workshop is intended for faculty/instructors who have the responsibility to design and build a course for online delivery in Spring 2021 or thereafter.

What is the schedule and format?

  • Fully online in Canvas
  • 10 weeks facilitated by instructional designers; some modules span 2 weeks
Designing & Building Your Online Course Workshop time commitment: 10 weeks.

Are there prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites to participate in this workshop.

However, it is beneficial if you already have prior experience and fundamental knowledge of Canvas functions. If you do not have experience using Canvas for teaching, we highly recommend that you complete Canvas Overview for Instructors before enrolling in this course. You can find upcoming sessions here:

What will we be doing during the workshop?

This 100 percent online course is asynchronous with a schedule for readings and activities. The course will be facilitated by instructional designers from the Office of eLearning with opportunities for peer interaction throughout.

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Design a learner-centered course that aligns instructional material, learning activities and assessments with stated learning objectives.
  2. Write measurable learning objectives that specify the skill or knowledge concepts you want students to gain.
  3. Curate or create assessments that actively engage students in the learning process.
  4. Select appropriate educational technology tools based on your learning objectives and activity/assessment.
  5. Develop accessible course materials and assessments.
  6. Organize your course to intentionally guide your learners in successfully meeting the learning objectives.
  7. Develop an inclusive syllabus tailored to your student demographic.

Topics will be

  • Module 0: Getting Started
  • Module 1: Laying the Foundations for Course Design
  • Module 2: Course Vision and Objectives
  • Module 3: Assessments and Rubrics
  • Module 4: Content Curation and Learning Activities
  • Module 5: Course Organization and Instructor Presence
  • Module 6: Syllabus and Course Introduction
  • Module 7: Course Development Time
If you have additional questions about this program, or if you are interested in requesting more information about department cohorts, please contact Amanda Swaim at
Website to be retired

The Keep Learning website will be retired on January 31, 2022. Please update all of your bookmarks and links to point to our new website,

Go to new site

Workshops & seminars

Faculty/instructors are invited to register for a workshop or seminar that is designed to help deliver quality learning experiences.

Register now