The development stage is the most detailed and time consuming stage of the Addie Instructional Design Model. Using the School of Undergraduate course template in Blackboard along with Learning units will provide easy navigation for your students.
Next you will insert your content into the week one folder using learning units. The first screen shot shows page one of four . The second shot is an image of page four.
Learning units allow students to navigate through the content in a way that is not overwhelming. Please see the tutorial on creating learning units in Blackboard.
When you want students to do an assessment (a graded item), use the Assignment Manager. This inserts the assignment directly into the gradebook and saves you time.
See the CTL training calendar for more information.
Important: Maryland Online developed an online rubric that can be consulted as you develop your course. There's also a version of the rubric for easy printing. It is also useful once you've finished developing the course and want to check for clarity. No need to worry about scoring, but use it as a guide to see if you cover these items in your course. You'll have far less problems as an instructor if you use the rubric as a guide. We encourage all faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences to use this rubric.
The College of Arts & Sciences also promotes the use of media pieces as content in online courses. These can be in the form of audio clips, digital video, websites or other media. Be creative. For ideas on how to use multimedia in teaching and learning, go to our technical tools page.
The development stage is the most difficult but also the most creative part of the Addie Instructional Design Model. The course template provides an organizing structure to this content. Regent Undergrad professors are to use learning units in addition to provide more structure.
As you develop, set goals so that you don't end up cramming at the end to finish.
Next in the Addie model, implementation.