Creating an online course

Online course creation is a demanding task, and designing and developing an online course at Waterloo typically takes 10 months. It is a rigorous process requiring a considerable time commitment from you and from Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) staff. You should be prepared to devote at least one day per week over two terms.

If you are interested in seeing what courses and projects we have underway, please download our Course production schedule (Excel) If you do not have Microsoft Excel, you can use Microsoft Excel Viewer to view and print the document.

The following illustrates the major components of the process and the timeframe.