Keep it Simple and Focused

The key to creating and maintaining an online course is to apply a well-balanced fitness plan. Start with the basics. Begin by improving the quality of your online course. Consider the time and effort required for developing specific components, and keep students (their equipment and access) in mind. Make your decision based on the instructional value, the course objectives and incorporate good message and media design principles.

Remember to:

  • Ensure readability and legibility.
  • Use graphics to enhance, not distract.
  • Use consistent graphics, color schemes, and formatting throughout the course.
  • Do NOT include graphics or content in your course that you obtain from other sources unless you have permission. All photos, graphics and writings that you find on the Internet are protected by copyright. See Copyright for further information.