Online Program Development

Resources for online and hybrid for credit course and program development processes at SMU.

Course Modality Definitions

SMU’s modality definitions for on-campus, off-campus, hybrid, online, remote and distance education.

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Guidelines for Online Course Development

Details the steps necessary to propose, approve, design, develop, and deliver an online or hybrid credit-bearing course at SMU.

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New Program Proposal and Approval Process

Details the steps necessary to identify, propose, approve, design, develop, and deliver a fully online or hybrid credit-bearing program at SMU.

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Program Proposal Form

Complete this form to propose a new hybrid or online program (degree or certificate). For a single course, see Online Production Services (OPS) below. 

Propose Program

Online Production Services (OPS)

The OPS team is responsible for the end-to-end design and development of online and hybrid courses and programs within SMU Global, Online and Continuing Education. Their services include course planning, design, and updating, multimedia production, accessibility improvement, closed captioning, and Quality Matters review and training.

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Intention to Teach Online

Please fill out this form to initiate SMU’s certification to teach online process.

Complete Form

Online Program Roles

Details the roles of the academic unit, campus services and SMU GO in the process of starting and running an online program.

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Please reach out to Kimberly Rutigliano or Michael Robertson if you have any questions or concerns about launching online or hybrid instruction at SMU.