Online Course Support Request Process

Requesting Support for Graduate Online Course Design and Development

eCampus supports schools, colleges, departments, and programs in the development of high-quality online courses that are part of a fully online graduate degree or certificate program.

Faculty interested in working with eCampus to develop graduate courses should first consult with their department head or program director to receive approval and information related to the existing or pending degree or certificate programs. When this information is confirmed, faculty are encouraged to email to request a meeting to discuss next steps in developing an online course. To ensure high-quality courses and comprehensive program support, please contact eCampus at least 8 months prior to the semester in which the new course will be offered online. 

Faculty who have consulted with their department head and graduate degree or certificate program lead should submit an eCampus Online Graduate Program Course Support Request Form following the timelines listed below.

Semester New Course will be  Offered  Deadline to Provide eCampus with Faculty Information Deadline for Faculty to Begin Course Design Process
Fall February 1 March 1
Spring June 1 July 1
Summer November 1 December 1

Requesting Support for Undergraduate Online Course Design and Development (Summer and Winter Sessions)

eCampus supports faculty in the development of high-quality online courses that expand undergraduate learning opportunities. We accept support requests for Online Asynchronous (OA) and Online Blended (OB) courses to be offered in Summer and Winter Sessions through the request form found below. Faculty interested in developing other course modalities (e.g., online synchronous, online blended) should contact eCampus directly.

PLEASE NOTE: This year eCampus and the Office of Summer and Winter Programs have communicated directly to department heads calling for a very specific subset of undergraduate courses that meet the following criteria:  

  1. Courses that are currently approved as part of the General Education curriculum
  2. Courses that have or will have been submitted by the department to the CCC+ committee for Direct Transition from GEOC to Common Curriculum designation by the November 1st deadline
  3. Courses that have not yet been developed in collaboration with eCampus for online delivery
  4. Courses with fall and spring enrollment patterns that correlate with positive summer enrollments
  5. Courses that will be offered in a 5 or 6 week summer session for 3 consecutive years

Faculty who have consulted with their department and are interested in offering a course online for Summer 2024 should read through the steps below and submit the eCampus Summer Winter Online Course Support Request Form by October 24.



Important Information

The following documents are referenced throughout the support request process. Please review them prior to submitting support requests.


eCampus Online Course Support Timeline For Summer 2024 Course Delivery

Prior to Submission - Review information on Designing and Developing Effective Online Course
- Review eCampus Knowledge Base for background information on Online Course Design, Development, and Teaching

- Consult with Director of UConn Online  to discuss process and answer any questions
- Consult with department head or program director to confirm departmental support. When faculty complete the support request form, the department head/program director is automatically emailed for approval. Please confer with them prior to submitting the request.


- Submit eCampus Online Course Support Request Form by October 24.
(NOTE: Requests received after October 24 will be considered but may not be supported for Summer 2024. Faculty at any time can follow Self-Guided Online Course Design and Development process and consult as needed with eCampus and CETL for guidance and support.)
- Sign up for "Exploring Online Learning" at the same time course proposals are submitted.
10/25-10/27 - Faculty contacted regarding course support requests.
10/30 - 11/12/2023
- Faculty participate in fully online eCampus facilitated "Exploring Online Learning" two week short-course
November through May - Attend kick off meeting with eCampus staff
- Begin course design with eCampus Instructional Design Staff
- Participate in CETL faculty development opportunities, lunchtime seminars, and online training
- Design, Plan and Build Course
May 2024 - Course Design and Development Complete
- Internal Quality Matters Review and Faculty Quality Matters Self-Review
- For funded course projects, payment made to faculty at a rate of $2750 per credit upon successful completion of course design and development, submission by faculty of a completed Quality Matters Self-Review, and eCampus confirmation that all Quality Matters 3 point standards are met.
May/Summer 2024 - Course Taught
July/August 2024 - Course Evaluation and Review
Fall 2024 - Revise for delivery in future semesters/session


Faculty who are unable to meet the listed deadlines may contact eCampus to discuss other options and opportunities.

Faculty interested in developing courses without the support of eCampus are encouraged to review eCampus' Self-Guided Online Course Design and Development web site.

Questions? Please contact eCampus?

Phone: 860-486-1080