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Online Learning


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. 

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.


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. This series is designed to fit into your schedule with a combination of face-to-face and online activities structured to keep your course development on track. Join your colleagues in an interdisciplinary small group to share ideas and learn new tools and strategies guided by research-based, national standards.

Space in this program is limited to courses that contribute to UMSL NOW.


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 (odd weeks of the 9 week program). 


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.


Intercampus Course Sharing

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. 

Other Resources

Online Course Timeline
This timeline can help you understand the cycle of resetting and teaching your online course each semester.