The Online in 9 programs have transitioned to the new UM-System Office of eLearning. These programs are currently being re-envisioned and relaunched. This webpage will be updated to reflect those changes when finalized later this semester. In the meantime, please see the UM-System Office of eLearning website for information on current online design and teaching offerings.

Course Development Programs

Take your online course to the next level by participating in a 9-week series designed to help you efficiently develop or redesign your course. By the end of the series, you will have a completely finished course site, confidence with new technologies and strategies for managing your time and students. Join your colleagues in an interdisciplinary small group to share ideas and learn new tools and strategies guided by research-based, national standards.

Online in 9 is offered each fall, spring, and summer semester. When you register, you will select your desired semester and a weekday-based cohort group that works best with your schedule. If you select the standard cohort, most meetings will be in-person in the CTL Conference Room - Lucas Hall 589. We also offer a web-based version of the Online in 9 program that is asynchronous, intensive. There will be no required in-person meetings but completing online activities will be required in place of a face-to-face session. Space in this program is limited to courses that contribute to UMSL NOW.

  • Week 1  – Getting Started with the Online Environment
  • Week 2 – Setting the Tone and Learning Objectives Part 1
  • Week 3 – Learning Objectives Part 2
  • Week 4 – Lectures, Presentations, and Accessibility
  • Week 5  – Online Discussions
  • Week 6  – Assignments, Reflections, and Copyright
  • Week 7 – Groups and Collaboration
  • Week 8 – Google Docs, Case Studies, and Peer Review
  • Week 9 – Feedback and Grading
  • Showcase


Already developed a course through Online in 9 in the past? Consider our DIY with a Guide program. Planning on developing a blended course? Consider our Blended in 9 program.

Online in 9 Advanced is our newest course design option for faculty. The program uses the course design that you may have been using and builds upon it. This program is reserved for those faculty who have already successfully completed Online in 9. It is structured to build on what you have already learned and to design a next-level, quality-assured online course with carefully integrated technologies and instructional strategies to achieve course goals. The central components of the program are built around Chickering and Ehrmann's framework, “Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.” At the end of the semester, faculty participants will have a completely designed, quality-assured course ready to offer students.

Meets every other week (even weeks of the 9 week program). If you have any questions about Online in 9 Advanced, please contact CTL.



DIY with a Guide program is our most advanced program offering faculty an opportunity to design a course in collaboration with an instructional designer in the CTL. DIY offers you the flexibility to build your course at your own pace. Workshops, webinars, and consultations will be available to you throughout the duration of your time developing.


Review Prep

Review Prep is a 3 hour workshop which walks faculty through a course review** and prepares them to submit for the formal course review.

Review Prep is for:
1) faculty who have gone through Oi9, Oi9A, or DIY with a Guide and have not yet been reviewed.*
2) faculty who have gone through Oi9, Oi9A, or DIY with a Guide and have additional course(s) already developed that have not yet been reviewed.*
3) faculty who have gone through Oi9, Oi9A, or DIY with a Guide and need their course re-reviewed.*

Review Prep is aligned to the 5 Pillars of Quality** that are in the UMSL course review. Participants will walk away with a completed self course review and recommendations for them to complete before submitting to a full course review.

See dates on the application form:


** 5 Pillars of Quality and Course Review Process.

Self Review

The Self Review option is for:
1) faculty who have gone through Oi9, Oi9A, or DIY with a Guide and have not yet been reviewed.*
2) faculty who have gone through Oi9, Oi9A, or DIY with a Guide and have additional course(s) already developed that have not yet been reviewed.*
3) faculty who have gone through Oi9, Oi9A, or DIY with a Guide and need their course re-reviewed.*

The Self Review is a copy of our course review form which includes macros for you to get instant feedback for how to meet each Pillar of Quality. After completing a Self-Review, participants will upload their completed self-course review to the request for a full course review.

Download course review form with macros (Macros are used to give feedback and recommendations to consider for every "No" checked on the form).

When your course is ready, please fill out the following google form to indicate this: 

Submit when your course is ready to be reviewed

Blended learning is the "thoughtful fusion of face-to-face and online learning experiences…such that the strengths of each are blended into a unique experience…Blended learning is a fundamental redesign that transforms the structure of, and approach to, teaching and learning" (Garrison and Vaughan, 2008). Join our nine-week course development series, Blended in 9, to produce a high-quality, high-impact course. Throughout the series, you will design an organized course structure, meaningful learning experiences, and high-quality assessments for both in-class and online learning environments. By the end of the nine weeks, you will have a peer-reviewed course design ready to go. Master the best of both worlds by signing up now for our new series. The group will meet face-to-face every other week with online activities on the non-meeting weeks.

  • Week 1 – Defining Blended Learning
  • Week 2 – Course Structure, Dividing up the components by Modality
  • Week 3 – Optimizing your Face-to-Face Time
  • Week 4 – Designing the Online Component, OER, Copyright, and Accessibility
  • Week 5 – Discussions
  • Week 6 – Assessment and Rubrics
  • Week 7 – Group and Collaboration
  • Week 8 – Case Studies and Peer Review
  • Week 9 – Feedback and Grading

Meets on Wednesdays 2-4pm on odd weeks and online during even weeks.  If you have any questions about Blended in 9, please contact CTL.


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The Intercampus Course Sharing Initiative from University of Missouri-System allows faculty from any of the UM campuses to teach an online course that can be taken by students at other UM campuses. Faculty or departments interested in the Course Sharing process will need to complete a proposal for the course(s) they intend to share to other campuses. Stipends are available for applicable development and coordination costs associated with building the course and/or transitioning it online. Those interested in the initiative should work with the Center for Teaching and Learning to outline goals and objectives before submitting the proposal. Contact Jennifer McKanry with questions.

Important links and dates:

UM System Intercampus Course Sharing Initiative
View/Submit Intercampus Course Sharing Request for Proposal
Word template to work in before submitting


How to Apply:

Step 1: Choose courses to share Identify an UMSL course(s) you’d like to share with another campus and browse UMKC, MU, and S&T catalogs for courses in similar or other departments you’d like UMSL students to have the opportunity to take.

Step 2: Network and discuss plans with another campus Contact faculty who teach those courses at MU, MO S&T, or UMKC and discuss how sharing expertise across campuses and departments might benefit students at each institution. Be sure to discuss the proposal deadline and the documents required for this proposal and how you might each contribute to the proposal. Collectively, name and describe the course(s) you want to share across institutions and the impact collaboration will have.

Step 3: Develop your proposal Work with the CTL staff on your proposal. Andy Goodman can help you prepare a budget including the cost of developing and offering the course. The proposal requires a signature from a CTL instructional designer that states you’ve developed a plan for the course development.

Step 4: Get approvals Include a letter, e-mail or signature approval from relevant department chairs and deans. Then submit copies of complete proposals to the Provost's office as described in the Request for Proposals.