Online Course Approval

For the development of a new online course (not an existing course conversion), the course must go through a BGSU curriculum modification, otherwise known  as “blue” or “green” sheeting.

1. Seek College Approval Consult with your Department Chair or Program Director and seek college approval to develop and teach the course online.
 
2. Start the Curriculum Modification Process

The OSAP online syllabus review process is only one part of the Curriculum Modification process, which all courses being delivered in an online or blended format must go through. Below are links to the Undergraduate and Graduate curriculum modification process pages for you to get started.  

3. OSAP Review Process (Online Summer and Academic Programs)
  • TIP: Use this example syllabus to assist you in developing your online course syllabus

  • GRADUATE COURSE REVIEW PROCESS
    • Please Download and use this OSAP Check sheet to make sure you include all required elements in your syllabus for online and blended courses. OSAP will use this same check sheet when reviewing your online syllabus upon submission.
    • Graduate online course reviews happen in OnBase as part of the graduate curriculum modification process above.
  • UNDERGRADUATE COURSE REVIEW PROCESS
    • Download and use this OSAP check sheet as a guide to ensure you include all required elements in your syllabus for online or blended course delivery. OSAP will use this same check sheet when reviewing your online syllabus upon submission.
    • When your syllabus is ready to be reviewed, CLICK HERE to submit it to OSAP. Our office will review it and digitally sign the checksheet for you to include in your curriculum modification paperwork or we will send it back to you with feedback. The entire process is online. If you have questions, please contact osap@bgsu.edu
NOTE:  For assistance with online course and syllabus design and development, contact the Center for Faculty Excellence - cfe@bgsu.edu | 419-372-6898