The 7Ds of Course Design
TLS has created a seven-step Course Creation Process (PDF) to organize design and development activities.
RIT Course Definitions
Standard definitions to clarify the balance of online and campus components in your course:
Traditional course (F2F)
A course in which most instruction is delivered in a classroom or other face-to-face (F2F) environment
Blended course (BL)
A course in which some instruction is delivered in a classroom or F2F environment and some instruction is delivered using online technology such as a course management system (e.g., RIT's myCourses)
Online course (OL)
A course where all instruction is delivered using online technology and there are no required F2F meetings.
This common model (PDF) can help you determine how and at what level students need to address content.
Fair Use Checklist
The Innovative Learning Institute developed this Fair Use Checklist (PDF) to help faculty make their own assessment of whether their use of content falls within Fair Use. The checklist can be useful for any instructor who is using content from other sources. Although it was developed for use with edX, it can be helpful for any course mode.
There's additional information on Fair Use and Using Copyrighted Works in RIT Libraries Academic Integrity resources.
Designing Long Classes
Evening classes or other schedule requirements mean that faculty must sometimes design long classes (PDF).
Essential Program Outcomes
RIT has identified five Essential Program Outcomes (PDF) critical enough to be integrated into every RIT program.
Collaborative learning (PDF) can build stronger connections between students and the class.