Course Design and Development Services
Blackboard services can help you craft and deliver an inclusive, personalised experience for learners that successfully applies best practices in online course design.
Our Course Design and Development Portfolio includes services that range from temporarily extending your team to the full development of highly interactive online courses. Work with our team of instructional designers, educational consultants and course developers to create learning experiences based on industry and educational best practices.
Custom Course Creation
You will create a better learning experience alongside our instructional design team. Through our agile process, you will efficiently develop a course applying pedagogical best practices.
Instructional Design Consulting
Your team’s specific needs will be addressed by our expert consultants, expanding the technical capabilities of your team.
Digital Asset Creation
Enhance your course experience with highly interactive digital assets designed to deepen your students’ learning. Animations, infographics, and other educational components are integrated into the course experience.
Your courses will share a consistent user experience throughout, including course banners, reusable MS templates, and specific HTML assets.
Choose from existing standard templates, branded templates for your institution, or custom templates adapted to your use cases.
With a combination of live sessions, custom guidance, and timely tips, each educator at your institution receives personalised advice on how to design and develop their online courses.
Your faculty complete a self-assessment survey to evaluate their experience designing and creating digital learning experiences.
Based on the survey results, a consultant will allocate them in a custom coaching pathway.
The coaching pathway starts with a personalised onboarding session. This can be in a small group (up to eight educators) or one-to-one, depending on the service selected.
During the session a consultant will provide an introduction to course design based on the specifics needs of the attendants.
After the onboarding sessions, educators will receive daily personalised tips and insights that will guide them through the process of creating their courses.
These insights are designed to provide timely and easy to follow advice.
Throughout the project, educators can attend Drop-in Clinics with an “Ask me anything” format led by Blackboard experts.
WHITEPAPER: The Impact of The Pandemic on Higher Education Learners
The global pandemic has accelerated change in many sectors. In higher education, the rapid change to emergency remote delivery triggered an unprecedented worldwide experiment in online learning. This situation has also taught us a lot, including the need to listen deeply and carefully to students and make a real commitment to offering them the highest quality educational experiences. This commitment will require a laser focus on “design” to remediate some of the challenges that learners reported when learning during the pandemic.
CASE STUDY: When the Need for Speed Meets Expertise: How North Carolina Central University launched two online programs within six months
Our Course Design and Development team supported NCCU faculty to deliver a fully online MBA program and an online certificate in Regulatory Sciences within a semester. Neither program had developed online courses, so this was the perfect challenge to show our expertise.
We're Experts in Course Design and Development
With one of the largest ecosystems of specialists in Higher Education with global and regional expertise, Blackboard Course Design and Development has extensive experience partnering with educators and institutions to help them achieve their goals.