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 this document for examples of types of interactions in online classes that meet the C-RAC (Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions) Guidelines.  In addition, this document will help as you consider 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.

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 lecture-capture to enhance their online courses. For detailed information on creating Tegrity recordings click here.

Planning on using objective tests online? The RLDB Quick Start Guide for Bb will assist you in working with Respondus LockDown Browser.

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 eTech Course Development Proposal form.