Course Design and Development

The first step to developing a course in Blackboard is to visit our Course Readiness Review page. This site will give you the basics required for a Blackboard course at SCC as well as annotations and help in making your course ready to use. Once your course has passed the CRC (Course Readiness Checklist), you may be interested in further developing your course. The resources below (and ones we continue to add) should help guide you as you work towards continuous improvement in your online (or hybrid) courses.

Click here for the Course Development Flowchart.

If you have any suggestions for helpful materials and resources to add to this page, please contact E-Learning at 828.339.4398 or 828.339.4399 or submit a Help Ticket to SCC E-Learning.

Course Design PowerPoint (Presentation by Erin McCully, SCC E-Learning Specialist)
Goals and Objectives (an excellent resource from UNC Charlotte)
Alignment of Learning Objectives (Presentation by Heidi Ashbaugh, linked with permission from the author)
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
Assessment Primer (FLAG.org - Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide)
Essay Rubric 1 (from SCC's Writing Across the Curriculum program)
Essay Rubric 2 (from SCC's Writing Across the Curriculum program)
SCC's Online Instructor Guide 
SCC E-Learning Online Course Design Matrix (A Course Design Matrix helps guide instructors in determining learning outcomes, activities, required materials, and assessments. Download and save to your computer to edit for your course)
Virtual Learning Community (The fifty-eight institutions that make up the North Carolina Community College System have banded together to develop this information resource on the many different distance learning courses offered throughout the state.)
Making Learning Resources ADA-Compliant ("Cheat Sheets" from NCDAE.org)

Best Practices for Teaching Online
Best Practices for Web-Centered Courses (Used with permission from Central Carolina Community College)
3 Types of Interaction that Foster Student Engagement (Faculty eCommons)
3 Ways to Enrich Your Online Course Discussions (Faculty eCommons)


Questions? Please submit a Help Ticket to SCC E-Learning
(under "Select Type of Help," choose "Blackboard Assistance")

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