Developer Resources

Developing a quality online course involves much more than simply replicating a face-to-face course online. A premium online course design begins with re-examining the goals and objectives of the course. This planning document will help:

Student involvement and interaction is key to a quality online course. See the documents below for examples of types of interactions in online classes that meet the C-RAC (Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions) Guidelines, as well as tips on choosing student activities and interactions that best match the course's learning objectives.

A course approved for inclusion in the eTECH program must meet these design standards:

Beginning with the spring 2013 semester, eTech development is for all university programs. If you have a course you'd like to develop using the eTech standards, please complete the following:

  • eTech Course Development Proposal form.

The Bb Instructor Guide will help familiarize you with Blackboard and some best practices. ATU's Blackboard website is

ATU provides faculty the opportunity to use Tegrity lecture-capture to enhance their online courses. 

Planning on using objective tests online? You may wish to use Respondus Lockdown Browser.