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I want to offer a hybrid or online course/program - where do I begin and how do I get approved for funding?

To begin the process, please contact us to set up a meeting. More information about these steps are located here.


How long does it take to develop a hybrid or online course?

We recommend that you allow at least one full semester to develop your course prior to delivery.


Can I have a limited number of meetings on campus?

You can teach your course fully online, or choose to have a minimum number of select meetings for an orientation, exams, or other purposes. Click here to see the SACS definition of distance learning.


How do I request a Canvas development shell for my course?

All regular semester courses listed in the Registrar’s course schedule will receive an empty course shell automatically. If you need a development shell, feel free to email us at


How do I copy content to my Canvas course shell?

Canvashas specific instructions for moving content from one shell to another. Click here, to view Canvas' guide for how to transfer course content. Also, feel free to click the "Help" button at the lower left-hand corner of your canvas dashboard to get assistance.


Is Canvas support and training available?

Our Instructional Design Team will work with faculty to support their content development within Canvas. We will discuss your needs and work with you to develop a support plan during the course development process. Feel free to email any of our team for assistance. Also, feel free to click the "Help" button at the lower left-hand corner of your canvas dashboard to get assistance.



What types of funding are avaliable to me?

There are several options for funding awards. Please click here to get the details for online course development or revision funding.


What types of applications/technologies are available for my course?

We recommend several different technologies that can be implemented in your distance learning course including: Canvas, Zoom, Camtasia, and more! Contact us for more information and to discuss specific applications/technologies that would complement your course content.


What library services are available?

Distance Learning Library Services includes access to research databases and e-journals, document delivery & interlibrary loan, as well as research assistance from the Distance Learning Librarian ( with library resources and Endnote. For more information see our DLLS page.


Who do I contact with questions?

If you have questions or concerns regarding eLearning courses, please contact: (859) 257-3377 or you can email someone from our eLearning team.