Course Design Resources

These Resources Can Improve Your Online, Hybrid or Traditional Course!

Online Course Checklist

Use this checklist to determine if your online course meets all the requirements for a CBU online course. All CBU online courses must meet or exceed these standards.

Video Course & Seat Time Estimator

CDI has developed two new resources to assist you in developing high-quality online courses. Click this link to view our Video Editing Course and Seat Time Estimator.

Digital First

We designed this website to provide ideas and guidance for adding more Canvas presence to your traditional course or redesign your class to create more social distancing or less time face-to-face. Click to view the homepage.

Plough Library Support

As you design your course, look to the library for assistance. They have created a resource just to support students and professors during this time we are distanced from campus. Click here to enter. If you want to speak to a library specialist for your area of teaching, contact the right library liaison here.

Proctoring Software

Respondus LockDown Browser is a tool that proctors student testing remotely. Start the process here. This link will enroll you in the course. You can start whenever you are ready. If you are using proctoring software, students must have access to a computer, reliable internet, and depending upon the level of proctoring you choose – a webcam. These items should be listed as required resources at the beginning of the semester, if you intend to use proctoring software. You should also prepare to run your students through proctoring tests before administering in a test environment. The earlier you begin this process, the better for you and your students.

Self Paced Canvas Training

Want more comfort with Canvas?

  • Take our completely online Canvas Basics course to learn how to add assignments, build quizzes, create discussions and add audio and media files to your Canvas shell. Start here. It should just take you a few hours to complete and is sure to lessen any frustrations.

  • If you prefer learning via video, we’ve created this YouTube Playlist of videos developed by CDI. You'll become a Canvas whiz at your own pace. Watch here.

  • We also provide a Quick Start guide. This was designed to quickly move classes to Canvas during the Spring term, but is an effective, fast way to get familiar with Canvas basics. Find Quick Start here.

  • If you are familiar with Canvas, but need a refresher on a few basics, check out our Job Aids for figuring out specific Canvas elements. See Job Aids here.