Planning and Designing a Blended or Online Course

The process of designing blended and online courses is covered in this section of the site.

Planning blended and online courses

Your overall course design

Designing online assessments and learning activities

Further practical course design help:

Worksheets and Templates 

Flowcharts, storyboards, sitemaps or even sticky notes can be used to plan and map the course or activity. You might want to use these worksheets and templates for course design.


A good article about online courses for off-campus students:

  • Ragan, L. W. (1999). Good Teaching is Good Teaching: An emerging set of Guiding Principles and Practices for the Design and Development of Distance Education Cause/Effect Journal 22(1), (viewed February 2012).