Goals & Activities
Although currently facilitated by a small office and team, our work is extensive and our sights are set high. If we are going to accomplish our vision, we need to dream and be large.
- Clarify department name and role (Nov 2018)
- Revision of and development of new policies related to online teaching and course/program development (Feb 2019)
- Establish a roadmap for existing online courses to be redesigned as master templates – 10 developed in FY19. (Nov 2018)
- Identify 3 future online programs and establish a development roadmap for each program. (Nov 2018)
- Launch two new self-support academic programs (e.g., certificates, degrees) (Aug 2019)
- Finalize 1 contract to deliver online classes to a business/non-profit organization (Mar 2019)
- Implement a second fully online program (Aug 2019)
- Increase online course offerings by 10% (Aug 2019)
- Establish standards for digital badging (Apr 2019)
- Establish a set of minimum use standards for Canvas. (Nov 2018)
- Define roles and responsibilities in providing Canvas (and other related) support for faculty. (Feb 2018)
- Create and provide access to reporting for Department Chairs and Deans to track faculty Canvas usage. (May 2019)
- Expanded office staff to include two additional team members.
- Designed and developed 5 new online course offerings, using a collaborative team approach.
- Coordinated reviews and revisions of 13 existing online courses in meeting Quality Matters (QM) standards.
- Redesigned the DSU Online website to include updated information regarding offerings and services.
- Conducted 3 sessions the new Online Teaching Certification Course (60+ faculty), associated with the Online Teaching Certification program.
- In partnership with EAB, conducted 3 online program market research studies
- Launched the university’s first fully, online program (BS, RN-BSN)
- Advanced the use of Canvas by faculty (10+% increase).
- Inventoried online student support service needs.
- Created initial prototypes for online micro certificates.Established the Office of Distance & Digital Learning (DDL)
- Successfully hired the Director of DDL
- Secured strategic funding for initial online development activities ($162,000; DSU 2020 Strategic Plan)
- Approval and implementation of the online delivery fee ($30/credit, effective Fall 2017)
- Established the DDL Advisory Committee
- Created a vision, mission and values for DDL
- Adopted Quality Matters (QM) for quality standards for all online courses
- Secured SARA membership, to offer online offerings outside of Utah to SARA member states and territories
- Redesign of 3 high-enrolled, high-deficiency courses
- Proposal and approval of an online-only tuition rate for online programs