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The Faculty Resources section is your centralized location to get all the information you will need to set up and launch a course on Coursera from conception of the course to delivering it successfully. The QUICK LINKS to the left may also be helpful in directing you to particular topics.
On this page you'll find information on:
- Getting your course approved
- Setting up your course
- Delivering your course
Offering a course on Coursera happens in three steps:
Please click the arrows to the right of any title bar to expand the section:
2 THINGS TO DO PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL:
SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL (THE TEMPLATE):
Please click here to open and/or download the template which has the instructions on how to submit your proposal to the committee for review. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt and a response after the next committee meeting.
SUBMITTING YOUR RE-OFFERING PROPOSAL
If you would like to offer your course again, please click here to open and/or download the re-offering proposal template for the committee to review.
The Open Learning team will add your course into the system. Each instance of a course is called a "session" and a new session will also be set up at that time. Once this happens, you or your TA (with assistance from the Open Learning team) can get your course listed on the Coursera site.
The Course (Landing) Page
Click here to see a sample Landing Page.
This is the first thing that will happen on Coursera, typically about 6 months prior to your desired live date. The course is usually listed with the date TBA while enrollments build, for at least 3 months. This web page is called "The Landing Page."
The Promotional Video
Click here to see a sample promotional video.
The 1-3 minute promotional video will:
Required Info to List Your Course:
NOTE: This is the page that the public will see and from which students can enroll.
Automated Welcome Email to Students
You can set up an automated welcome email that students will receive when they enroll. Once your course is live, you will be able to email all the students that are enrolled.
IV. ORGANIZING YOUR COURSE SITE
Your TA(s) will set up the site (with assistance from the Open Learning team).
RECOMMENDED COURSE LENGTH:
We recommend six to eight weeks for the course duration. Current courses range from six to twelve weeks but you do not have to follow a semester schedule.
TAs can find more information on the TA Wiki here (requires a login).
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During the Week
At the End of Each Week (Friday/Saturday):
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