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Faculty Development: Virtual Course Design Challenge

Source for your MSU Faculty Development Needs

Virtual Course Design Challenge






To help you design or redesign your course with the flexibility to facilitate it in various formats, (including face-to-face, hybrid, hyflex, or online) you are invited to observe or participate in a Virtual Course Design Challenge that includes weekly meetings via Zoom and learning modules in Canvas.

What’s in it for you? During the Challenge, participants will receive practical help to plan their course, write measurable learning objectives, develop assessments, select appropriate learning materials and technologies, design learner interaction and engagement in various modalities, and more. Participants will be challenged to design at least one learning module in Canvas, and a certificate will be awarded that may be included in their annual performance appraisal. If the design is for a future offering of an online course (e.g., Fall 2021 and Spring 2022), mapping a full course and meeting other criteria would make faculty eligible for a course development stipend. Please contact Ashley Ireland ( for more information about that process.

View Schedule:

Get a New Challenge Each Week: 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Tuesday, July 6; Monday, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 9 (via Zoom). View Big-Picture Schedule

Access Learning Modules in Canvas

Attend Group Consultation on Thursdays: 1:30 - 3:00 pm, July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 via Zoom (Optional)

Participate in a Virtual Course Design Showcase: Wednesday, August 11 at 1:30 pm


If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Dr. Firm Faith Watson at