Important Dates and Timelines for Distance Education

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Review the request and development timeline options below prior to filling out a request to ensure that instructors will be able to complete training and course development by the term your department offers the course. Please plan ahead as some developments take more than 1 term to prepare. The following table provides recommended time frames for each type of development.

Development Circumstances
Minimum time needed for development
 Instructor/Developer Training (Online Instructor Orientation) Allow 1 term for instructor to attend OIO
 New Development or Duplicate Development Allow 2 terms prior to teach term, plus 1 additional term if instructor needs to attend OIO
Approved Course for Takeover Allow 6 weeks prior to start of teach term (includes non-contract time,) plus 1 additional term if instructor needs to attend OIO
Course Revisions Allow 1 term (must meet course review timelines) plus 1 additional term if instructor needs to attend OIO

For more information and access to forms during request Rounds, visit the Online Development Information page.

2015 Request Rounds

2016
Round 1
2016
Round 2
2016
Round 3
2015
Round 4
Request Round dates for requesting Training, Developments & Revisions Nov 20, 2015 – Jan 13, 2016 March 3, 2016 – Apr 6, 2016 May 30, 2016 – Jun 8, 2016 Jul 10, 2015 – Sep 30, 2015
Decision date Jan 15, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Oct 2, 2015

Training Dates

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Online Instructor Orientation (OIO) Oct 13 – Nov 21, 2014 Jan 26 – Mar 6, 2015 Apr 20 – May 29, 2015 Jul 13 – Aug 21, 2015
Deadline for enrolling in OIO via takeover request Oct 3, 2014 Jan 16, 2015 Apr 10, 2015 Jul 3, 2015

Online Course Development Timelines

Teach Spring 2015 Courses Teach Summer 2015 Courses Teach Fall 2015 Courses Teach Winter 2016 Courses
Progress check of developments Nov 28, 2014 Mar 13, 2015 Jun 12, 2015 Aug 28, 2015
Registration opens Feb 24, 2015 May 19, 2015 Aug 4, 2015 Nov 17, 2015
Course developments ready for final review Feb 13, 2015 May 8, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 Oct 31, 2015
Course reviews completed Feb 27, 2015 May 22, 2025 Aug 14, 2015 Nov 13, 2015
Dean approves course for offering Mar 13, 2015 Jun 5, 2015 Aug 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2015
Classes begin Mar 30, 2015 Jun 22, 2015 Sep 21, 2015 Jan 4, 2016