Authoring an Online Course

Designing a successful online course is more than just a simple conversion of materials to a web-ready format. It requires a set of structures, techniques and methods that will ensure a smooth process of development and delivery. This course will explain how to use Schoology to create custom online courses. All the content created in Schoology can be transferred to other Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Blackboard, Canvas, etc. Creating content, quizzes and videos will all be covered. At the end of this course, you will have a template for an online course of your choice.

This course is free. Register online now.

Required Materials:

Access to a Mac or PC computer with the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox. Review the
Schoology System Requirements page.

Instructional Materials:

There are no required texts for this course, however, the following book is optional:

The Step-By-Step Guide to Copywriting: Online Learning and Course Design by Sandra Shillington,

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students should learn and be able to:

  • Create an outline for an online course.

  • Create course materials in Schoology for an online course to include pages, discussions and assignments.

  • Incorporate text, graphics and video in Schoology or your Learning Management System (LMS) of choosing.

  • Annotate graphic files.

  • Record video screencasts and live video.


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