Most of this information can be found in the Online Handbook, so check there if you have any further questions. This is just meant as an at-a-glance glossary so you can quickly learn our most common terms without subjecting yourself to pages and pages of policy. Always use the Online Handbook as an official guide when editing others’ work.
A group of three people who design and regulate online classes. A course council is assigned to every course. The team consists of a course lead, a curriculum designer, and an online course representative.
A full-time, on-campus faculty member who’s responsible for managing the content of their online course.
A student employee who makes changes to online courses whenever a Course Council sees something wrong. The Course Council recommends the change and the course support specialist implements it.
An on-campus faculty member who creates the actual activities in online courses.
A department within the Online Organization that oversees Online Curriculum Development and Campus Curriculum Development.
A tool for Course Councils, online associate deans, and department chairs. It shows them statistics for all of the online courses.
The faculty member who, among other things, oversees all of the course leads within his/her college.
A major revision in an online course. It takes more time and effort to implement than maintenance tickets.
An initiative that encourage the Online Organization and campus to share their data and core content with one another.
A small change to an online course, such as rewording an activity’s instructions.
A term that refers to the entire organization, not just one specific department. It’s used interchangeably with “the Online Organization.”
A full-time faculty member who serves on the Online Development Council. He/she creates and reviews the Online Organization’s policy and encourages cooperation between campus departments and the Online Organization.
An online instructor who teaches the course he/she represents. The OCR gathers the opinions of the course’s instructors and students and gives that data to the Course Council so they can see what changes need to be made.
A team of Online and campus staff who determine the vision of the Online Organization. It’s made up of a bunch of important people, such as the online vice president, online associate deans, and managing directors.
The team that’s one step above the ODC. It’s made up of certain members of the ODC, like the online vice president.
A department within the Online Organization. Online Learning doesn’t refer to Online as a whole.
The team that reports to the ODC. It proposes policy to ODC and evaluates online course success.
Every online course has a reference course. When a change is made to a reference course, all of the sections (e.g. FDENG101-32, FDENG101-33, FDENG101-34, etc) are affected.
Also known as a live course, this is a course that can be accessed by students.