Faculty Course Design and Development
The Molloy Blend: Developing Web-Enhanced, Hybrid or Online Courses
The Office of Blended/Online Learning and Student Success 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 hybrid and online teaching at Molloy College? Check out our Hybrid and Online Faculty FAQs (PDF) for information about getting started, designing courses, seeking support, and finding 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.
To learn more about integrating instructional technology tools in your course, enroll in available workshops offered by Technology Learning Services (e.g., Canvas and Panopto). The Office of Blended/Online Learning offers faculty development workshops hosted by the Faculty Professional Center.
Navigate to the Faculty Professional Center's calendar for more information and to register for these upcoming offerings:
- Ensuring Quality Design Using Quality Matters Rubric
- Course Design Made Easy: Multimedia
- Faculty Panel (with lunch!)
- Course Design Made Easy
- Accessible Course Design: Building without Barriers
- Preserving Academic Integrity with Respondus
Please let us know what other topics you would like to see offered!
Teach, Learn, Course Design Online (TLC): Online Faculty Development Course for Molloy Faculty
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.
Register now for one of our upcoming TLC sessions:
"The 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 email@example.com. Waiver process includes the following steps:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a waiver application form.
2. Send completed waiver application to email@example.com.
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.
Instructional Design Consultations
The role of the Instructional Designer is to collaborate with faculty in all academic divisions in designing quality hybrid/online courses. An Instructional Designer can discuss your course design needs.
- Technology Learning Services
- Canvas Video Tutorials
- Technology Support Services
- Faculty Professional Center
- Library Resources for Faculty
- Canvas 24/7 phone support at 1.844.408.6455
- Canvas online chat: In Canvas, click on the "Help" icon to be connected to the Live Chat feature
- Open Educational Resources (OERs)
- Textbook publishers
- Online Learning Consortium's surveys, journals and book series