Creating an online course

Online course creation is a demanding task and designing and developing an online course via our Scheduled Project process at Waterloo can take up to 12 months. It is a rigorous process requiring a considerable time commitment from you and from Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) staff. Once a course proposal has been approved for development, we ask authors to devote at least one day per week during peak times while developing a new course.

The following milestones describe the various phases of the process. If any of the major milestones are missed, it may be necessary to reassess the health of the project and recommend switching to a different development model or postpone development and production.