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2013 Institute for Designing Online Courses (iDOC)

The Institute for Designing Online Courses (iDOC) is a summer program that guides participants through the process of designing an online course. Combining online and face-to-face classroom learning experiences, it provides the practical knowledge and support needed to create and teach an effective, appealing, and well-managed online course. The institute is offered at no charge to IU Bloomington faculty.

Participants will complete five online units, including a variety of online assignments. They also will meet face to face five times. During the face-to-face sessions, they will view examples of online courses and activities, explore course development and delivery tools, and work with consultants and other participants to refine their course designs.


The course site will open on May 1, 2013, and each participant will need to complete an online unit and submit related assignments before attending the first class on May 8th. 

May 1st

Course Oncourse site opens

May 8th

Classroom meeting (8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)

May 13th

Classroom meeting (8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)

May 16th

Classroom meeting (8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)

May 20th

Classroom meeting (8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)

May 23rd

Classroom meeting (8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)

Upon successful completion of the institute, participants will have continued access to CITL resources, including equipment, software, and consultant assistance.


Space is limited, and those chosen to participate are expected to make a commitment to participate fully. Each participant must:

  • Be a faculty member at Indiana University Bloomington
  • Participate in all online and classroom activities
  • Devote an additional 20 hours a week to online course design and development for the duration of the program
  • Be free of teaching, presentation, and administrative responsibilities for the duration of the program
  • Have a specific course to develop that meets a strategic need in the participant’s department/school
  • Obtain the approval and recommendation of the department chair

Please contact Susan Hathaway (855-5193 or if you would like to apply.