Key Features of Flexible Blended Course Development


  • Design complementary learning experiences across delivery methods. 
  • Provide clear communication when transitioning between delivery methods.
    • Note: The Blended Course Planning Map and Blended Course Template include a Transition icon to prompt you in developing the communication pieces


BLENDED: Combines on site instruction with online learning.

Action Description Resource
Decide what course elements will be in person and what will be online
    • Review your Curriculum Elements Sheet and course learning outcomes to envision your blended learning course and identify the ideal environment (face to face or online) for key learning activities
Complete the Blended Course Planning Map
    • Use the planning map to organize and design the “blueprint” for your course
Utilize the Blended Blackboard Template
    • Use the planning map to populate the Blackboard template
Guidelines for Quality Online Course Components in Blended and HyFlex Courses
    • Review the Guidelines for Quality Online Course Components in Blended and HyFlex Courses for effective online course design practices.
Action Description Resource
Plan for Course Delivery 
    • Use the Delivery Planning Checklist to guide you in completing priority and recommended tasks before, during, and at the end of your course.
Document Successes and Lessons Learned
    • Use the course facilitation record as a way to track notes and flags each week as you facilitate your course
Familiarize yourself with classroom technology onsite and online
    • Visit the classroom(s) you are teaching in to familiarize yourself with the technology
    • Review the classroom technology videos on the CTL Resources SharePoint Site
    • Review Collaborate Ultra guide on the CTL Resources SharePoint Site
Action Description Resource
Reflect on Course Delivery
    • Make modifications to course as needed, based on feedback and notes from completed Course Facilitation Record | 403.356.4989 | Teaching Common – 913C | Find us on theLoop | Find us on Twitter and Facebook @ctlrdc

Updated August 20, 2021