The following guidelines and resources provide department heads, faculty and staff with information about the process for developing online courses and assuring quality. The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to meeting the needs of both on-campus and distance students through online courses and programs that follow best practices in online learning and that preserve the high quality of education associated with Queen's University.

Priorities for Online Course Development

Criteria for Online Course Development (109 KB PDF)
An overview of the selection criteria for developing online courses, as well as contact information for initiating a conversation about online course development. 

Draft Revenue Sharing Model (192 KB PDF)
A description of the revenue sharing model planned for online courses, with an indication of the potential net revenue to departments based on 12/13 enrolments.

Online Course Design Expectations

Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations for Developing and Teaching Online Courses (148 KB PDF)
An overview of the roles and responsibilities of faculty members, instructional designers, and Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS) in the design and development of online courses.

Quality Assurance for Online Courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science (101 KB PDF)
An overview of the current processes for selecting, developing, and offering online courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science, as well for assuring that quality standards are met.

Support and Process for Developing Online and Blended Courses (128 KB PDF)
An overview of the formal, four-stage design and development process for online and blended courses.

Instructional Resources

The Essential Roles of Faculty in Supporting Learners (115 KB PDF)
An excerpt from the writings and research of pre-eminent online learning expert, Dr. Tony Bates, on how faculty can support learner success.

Maintaining Academic Integrity in Online Courses and Online Assessments (118 KB PDF)
Guidelines for administering exams, tests and quizzes online.