Fully Online Model
In this model, content (lectures, videos, readings) is delivered online only and will not require any scheduled class meeting times, either virtually or on campus. Course materials and course content may be accessed by students at any time. This course may require that examinations be completed in a proctored environment. There may be an additional cost for online proctoring. Some courses may offer other proctoring options (e.g. on campus or at an approved testing center).
This model may be a good choice if you:
- Are comfortable teaching asynchronously online.
- Are willing to take the Distance Education (DE) On-Demand course in OAKS or have already taken the DE Readiness Course.
- Have their course flagged as Schedule Type: Online Exclusively in the catalog.
This model is available to courses that are classified as “Online Exclusively” by the Registrar in Banner.
Please visit each of the following steps for additional information.
To teach fully online, faculty must have their department chair’s approval and meet the requirements of the DE Contingency Plan. Fully online courses do not require any scheduled class meeting times, either virtually or on campus. Course materials and course content may be accessed by students at any time.
There are several skills that you will need to know to be successful in this model.
Distance Education (DE) On-Demand Course
To record your online lectures
To add readings, videos, etc. into OAKS for your students
Frequent yet easy communication with students
Proficiency with OAKS
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Effective and continual communication in a critical piece of a fully online course. Pay special attention to the communication tips and strategies in the DE On Demand course.
For more ways to communicate, check out our Communication Tips.
For tips for what to include in your syllabus see the Syllabus section of this website.
Faculty who wish to teach fully online next spring (2021), and beyond, should take the standard, seven-week DE Readiness Course. To learn more, and apply for the fall offering (October 7 – November 24), click HERE.
Please don’t forget that you need a Plan B in case you or some of your students are quarantined. Also don’t forget that the last week of the semester, and the final exam, will be fully online, so plan accordingly.