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Preparing Your Course

Your course is made available to you 5-6 weeks before the start of the term and is pre-populated with content either from the last time you taught the course or from the master course. You receive an email letting you know the course is available and ready for your preparation.

As an online faculty member, it is your responsibility to make sure your course is set up on time according to the expectations outlined in the documents below. Courses must be set up at least 10 days in advance of the term start date so the Online Education staff can ensure that all courses are ready when they become available to students.

Contact our team at onlinehelp@jwu.edu or 401-598-4429 if you have questions or need support.

Online Course Preparation and Teaching Expectations - Use this document to guide your course preparations and teaching. Review the document early to give yourself time to make the needed updates for the new term.

Important Fall 2018 Semester Dates (graduate courses) - Use this document to plan the weekly due dates and weekly availability dates for graduate courses only.

Important Winter 2018-19 Term Dates (undergraduate courses) - Use this document to plan the weekly due dates and weekly availability dates.

Course Schedule Template - Each syllabus must include a weekly course schedule. Check the Instructor Materials area of your course to see if one has been provided for you. If a schedule has not been provided, please use the linked schedule to create your own.