Getting Started With Teaching Online

Faculty Teaching Online

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence regardless of the course delivery format. Because of this, specific qualifications and expectations have been set by the Division of Academic Affairs to ensure UTRGV’s online, hybrid, and web-augmented courses meet quality assurance guidelines.

The Policy

The Policy for the Design and Delivery of Distance Education Courses and Programs outlines the definitions, expectations, and support for the design and delivery of online, hybrid, and web-augmented courses and programs. The policy also identifies the specific process for the development and review of new and existing online, hybrid, and web-augmented courses and programs.

For more information about this policy, visit the Academic Affairs Faculty Resources website.
(Policy located under the "Guidelines" section.)

Visit the Academic Affairs Website

Course Development Timeline

  1. Faculty completes the required Applying the Quality Matters Workshop and Blackboard training.
  2. Faculty request a development shell and begin developing the course.
  3. An Instructional Designer is assigned to the faculty.
  4. The course is reviewed, and support is given.