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

Download and start completing the form that applies to your course and obtain the necessary signatures. It is recommended to begin this process at least 1-2 semesters prior to when the course will first be scheduled.

3. OSAP Review Process (Online Summer and Academic Programs)
  • Create the syllabus for your online course that you intend to submit for review by OSAP.
  • Click Here and scroll down the page to view a sample online syllabus to assist you.
  • OSAP will use the BGSU Online and Blended Course Development Checklist to review your syllabus. 
  • Email your syllabus to for review or contact us with questions.  
  • Please expect 1-2 weeks for OSAP to complete the review process.
NOTE:  For assistance with online course and syllabus design and development, contact the Center for Faculty Excellence - | 419-372-6898