Course Delivery - Term Checklist

Before Term Begins

CHECK COURSE OFFERINGS
Be sure the course you want to offer is on the OSU Ecampus Schedule of Classes for the term desired. Course information will “rollover” from the OSU Schedule from year to year (example: Summer 04 rolls to Summer 05). The information will be a direct duplicate from the previous year and will need to be reviewed for changes.

Department Approval
If a course is not listed for term desired, check with your Department Chair or representative to gain approval to offer the course for that term.
Request CRN
Once you have Department Approval, request a CRN by filling out the CRN Request Form.

SUBMIT SYLLABUS
Provide Ecampus with a sample syllabus to be posted on our website for potential students to view. Don’t include term specific information, this way it can be used for future terms.

ORDER LEARNING MATERIALS
Place orders for textbooks, course notes/packets, and/or videos/DVDs with the OSU Bookstore.
If you have printed course notes or packets, arrange for duplication with OSU Printing & Mailing.

BLACKBOARD COURSE WEBSITE
As soon as your course appears on the Schedule of Classes, your Blackboard site will be ready for you to edit. Login with your ONID username and password.

The items below are essential elements required to launch a course with Ecampus:

Communication

  • Instructor contact provided
  • Email functions on
  • Discussion Board set up with Introductions and General forums

Content

  • Syllabus updated
  • Getting Started announcement posted
  • Content is structured and accessible to students

Assessment

  • Assessments set up with instructions
  • Assessments relate to the course objectives

During Term

TURN BLACKBOARD COURSE ON
Your Blackboard course must be made available to students no later than the first day of the term. Most instructors make their course available before the term begins to give students a chance to preview requirements and learning materials. Students appreciate this chance to prepare for the start of your course.

TESTING ARRANGEMENTS
If you are using proctored exams, either paper-based or on Blackboard, make arrangements for exams or passwords to be sent to the proctors your students have selected.

STUDENT ASSISTANCE
If at any time during the term your distance students need assistance in connecting to the main campus or have questions outside of your course information, you can refer them to the Ecampus Student Services Center: 800-667-1465 (541-737-9204) or by email: Ecampus@oregonstate.edu.

Towards the End of Term

SUBMIT GRADES
Final grades are due the Monday following finals week. They can be routed directly from your Blackboard gradebook.

STUDENT ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING
Please remind students to complete the online Student Assessment of Teaching Evaluation. Information for accessing and completing the SET are sent out through ONID by the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accretiation to all students and instructors.

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