Official discussion and requests about developing or teaching courses online, should begin at the departmental level.
If you wish to have a casual discussion or ask general questions about online teaching many resources are available:
Policies and procedures are in place for the proposal of new SUNY online or hybrid courses. Please contact the Virtual Campus Center via email or call (585) 292-3440 for further information.
Once a new course has been approved for development by the Virtual Campus office, faculty will need to complete Blackboard Certification to assist them with the pedagogy and technology required to develop and present an online course. Additionally faculty will meet regularly with their assigned ID (Instructional Designer) to develop their course.
In cases where a “new to online teaching” faculty member is assigned an existing course, they will follow the same training program as for a new course, i.e. attending training to assist them with the pedagogy and technology required to develop and present an online course, as well as meeting regularly with their assigned ID (Instructional Designer) to develop/revise their course.
A time line with target dates and critical benchmarks is published at the beginning of each training cycle.