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:

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.