Faculty Course Design and Development
The Molloy Blend: Developing Web-Enhanced, Hybrid or Online Courses
The Office of Blended and Online Learning offers faculty support in designing web-enhanced, hybrid and online courses. The Molloy Blend acknowledges that quality web-enhanced, hybrid and online course design requires a flexible combination of workshops, resources, tools and instructional design consultations. In addition, our office will offer faculty workshops, an online learning community and online courses for all faculty.
Course design takes time, so faculty should plan to begin at least 12 to 18 weeks prior to the start of the course, depending on one's technical skills and previous experiences with online teaching.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hybrid/Online Faculty FAQs
Want to learn more about teaching online at Molloy College? Check out our Faculty FAQs page for information about teaching with Molloy's online learning tools.
Course Design LibGuide
For the most updated course design resources, visit us at our new Blended and Online Learning LibGuide. We continue to update our faculty development offerings, Faculty FAQs and online teaching resources.
Checklist for Teaching Hybrid/Online
This Checklist for Teaching Hybrid and Online (PDF) is based on the Blended Learning Delivery Policy and Process at Molloy. (The full policy can be found in Appendix XIII B of the Faculty Handbook.) You can use it as a reminder before and during semesters when you will be teaching hybrid and/or online courses.
Molloy's Teaching Timeline for Hybrid/Online Courses
This timeline provides faculty guidance on when to complete important tasks before, during, and after teaching hybrid/online. We suggest completing TLC and meeting with an Instructional Designer regularly at least one semester before you plan to teach hybrid/online. During the course, provide students with an orientation to online learning and important links. Be sure to communicate regularly with students and continue meeting with your Instructional Designer. After the semester, backup your Canvas course and work with your Instructional Designer to implement changes for the next iteration of the course.
Recommended Faculty Development
To learn more about course design and best practices in teaching in alternative delivery formats, check out the online course schedule page made available by the Office of Blended and Online Learning.
To learn more about technology tools in your course, enroll in available workshops offered by Technology Learning Services (e.g., Canvas, Panopto and Zoom).
The Office of Blended and Online Learning also co-hosts some faculty development workshops with the Faculty Professional Center. Navigate to the Faculty Professional Center's calendar for a complete listing of their offerings.
Let us know what other topics you would like to see offered by reaching us at email@example.com.
Online Faculty Development Courses
Teach, Learn, Course Design Online (TLC)
Teach, Learn, Course Design Online (TLC) is a fully online, two-week faculty development course focusing on best practices of hybrid and online teaching and learning. Faculty should expect to spend 12-14 hours per week doing online coursework. TLC is being held online so that faculty can experience learning online using Canvas before they teach in this format. It is highly recommended that faculty take Introduction to Canvas offered by Technology Learning Services prior to participating in this online course. In addition to Introduction to Canvas, it is recommended faculty enroll in the workshop, Course Design Made Easy: The Basics. All registered faculty will be notified of this course offering before the start of TLC.
For all our online course offerings (including TLC), visit our online course registration page.
"The TLC course was outstanding! I was able to create a very organized and engaging course for the students as a result of the class!" Lauren Spatig, Adjunct Instructor, Division of Business
"I found so much of this course useful, it did exceed expectations. I have made good progress on building the online class I am teaching...and now understand how important - and easy - it can be to personalize and participate in this online course you are teaching. I love the structure and organization of the course maps and plan to use them for other classes as well. I'm very glad I took this course - thank you!" Meryl Rosenblatt, Assistant Professor - Division of Business
TLC Waiver Application Process
For experienced hybrid and online faculty, who would like to request a TLC course waiver, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Waiver process includes the following steps:
1. Email email@example.com and request a waiver application form.
2. Send completed waiver application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Schedule a consultation (virtual or on campus) with the Instructional Designers
to review previously taught hybrid or online courses
4. An Instructional Designer will contact you with a decision on your waiver status.
Reviewing Course Design with Quality Matters (QM)
This one-week, online course based on the research-based rubric, Quality Matters (QM). QM is a continuous improvement model for assuring the quality of hybrid and online courses. This course includes an introduction to Quality Matters, a detailed review of the QM Standards, and guidance on how to apply the QM Rubric. You will receive an email invitation to the Canvas course before it begins. Please be sure to check your Molloy email.
For all our online course offerings (including QM), visit our online course registration page.
Learning for All (Self-paced)
Learning for All is a self-paced course based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework for learning designed to improve and optimize teaching methods and provide equal access for all students by reducing barriers. The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of UDL and how it can be incorporated into the design of web-enhanced, hybrid and online courses. As a culminating project, you will use UDL principles to develop a module plan for your course.
A self-paced course means that you can review and complete the course materials on your own schedule. There are no due dates or deadlines. When you successfully complete all deliverables, you will be contacted by an instructional designer.
Register now for Learning for All. Once you have registered for the course, an instructional designer will contact you to let you know that you have been added to the Canvas course.
Instructional Design Consultations
The role of the Instructional Designer is to collaborate with faculty in all academic divisions in designing quality web-enhanced, hybrid and online courses. An Instructional Designer can discuss your course design needs.
- Blended and Online Learning Course Designers
- Technology Learning Services YouTube Channel
- Canvas Video Tutorials
- Technology Support Services
- Faculty Professional Center
- Library Resources for Faculty
- Canvas 24/7 phone support at 1.833.204.0569
- Canvas online chat: In Canvas, click on the "Help" icon to be connected to the Live Chat feature
- Open Educational Resources (OERs)
- Online Learning Consortium's journals and book series