Teaching Art and Design Online: Essentials of Online Course Design (Online)

This course is one of three 5-week modules that comprise the Teaching Art and Design Online certificate (please note that the third module will be offered in the fall). This course is designed as a short introduction to essentials of online course design through reading, writing, discussion, and micro-course design. Students will be introduced to objective writing, alignment maps, accessibility, interactivity, universal design for learning, faculty presence, communication tactics, and discussion boards. Students will gain experience by practicing designing one week of an online course with the topic of their choosing. The other two courses are Teaching Art and Design Online: Facilitating the Creative Process and Teaching Art and Design Online: Online Critique. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

This online course will have a weekly synchronous meeting using Google Meet on Tuesdays from 6–8 p.m. CST. The course is project-based, with 2 to 3 deadlines per week. Course activities may include readings; video demonstrations and tutorials; online discussions; projects; and critiques. The workload of this course is roughly 8-10 hours per week, whether the course is being taken for credit or noncredit.

Required hardware: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work.   

Required textbook:
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Register Before: June 2
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings
Register on or before May 10 and save $25.
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Course Details

CSLA 6051 20 SU21
Date Start: 
Monday, June 7, 2021
Date End: 
Sunday, July 11, 2021
6:00–8:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Professional Development and Liberal Arts
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