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100 Camden-Carroll Library
Commons Area
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2140

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Online Course Building Boot Camp

This is a professional development opportunity like no other! For five days, the Instructional Technology Center (ITC) will host an Online Course Building Boot Camp (Boot Camp for short). A variety of guest speakers will discuss best practices and provide assistance as you build your online course. At least three hours of each day will be dedicated to hands-on course building. The last day of Boot Camp will be dedicated to showcasing your completed course. The Quality Matters 21 Essential Standards will be a common thread throughout the week. Coffee, lunch and snacks will be provided.  

Participation Requirements

MSU Faculty teaching online courses are encouraged to participate. You must prepare your course materials (syllabus, assignments, tests/quizzes, discussion questions, etc.) in advance and bring them to Boot Camp on a flash drive. Each course built during Boot Camp will be reviewed by ITC instructional designers within 30 days to ensure adherence to the QM Essential Standards. Each participant who attends the entire Boot Camp and builds a course that meets QM’s Essential Standards (as determined by the ITC instructional designers) will receive an iPad and a certificate of completion. Please note that the iPad is University property for your use while employed by MSU. The iPad must be returned to the ITC if you leave MSU.
Attendance each day from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm is required.  

Prerequisites (must meet both by 1st day of Boot Camp):

    • Completion of Quality Matters training
    • Completion of Introduction to Blackboard 9.1 training in 2011-2013 (either face-to-face training or online training with Instructional Technology Toolbox)

Selection Method

To insure maximum breadth and depth in the selection process, applicants selected for participation will be based upon:

    1. Those teaching a fully online course at MSU in the Summer or Fall of 2013 having higher priority
    2. Those teaching online classes with large enrollment having higher priority
    3. Online faculty in fully online academic programs
    4. Balanced distribution of participants by department, school or college
    5. Those who attended Boot Camp in the past will be given lowest priority, but may apply to participate again.

Where do I go for more information?

For specific questions, contact Misty Hanks by email at  

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