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100% online course or program

When the University offers a 100% online course or program, it will be offered with the expectation that students need not visit campus for any...

More on 100% online course or program Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
Contact hours

The Higher Learning Commission is required by the U.S. Department of Education to assure that all its member institutions are complying with the...

More on Contact hours Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
Defining ordinary and extraordinary services

Ordinary support Detroit Mercy's instructional designers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your plans for your online course or...

More on Defining ordinary and extraordinary services Updated 8/2/20 by R. Davidson
Distance education proposal checklist

Online and hybrid courses and programs developed and offered at the University of Detroit Mercy must meet a standard for quality, sound learning...

More on Distance education proposal checklist Updated 12/5/19 by R. Davidson
Distance learning terms

Defining commonly used terms offers faculty and administration a way of communicating ideas effectively when developing online materials, courses, or...

More on Distance learning terms Updated 6/17/21 by R. Davidson
Faculty compensation for development of an online program

To ensure that students in a program have consistently high quality education experiences, courses developed for an online program need to be owned...

More on Faculty compensation for development of an online program Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
Faculty selection to develop and teach online courses and programs

The University will make every effort to use full-time Detroit Mercy faculty to both develop and teach online courses, provided the faculty are...

More on Faculty selection to develop and teach online courses and programs Updated 8/2/20 by R. Davidson
Guidelines for Accessibility of Course Content (Universal Design of Instruction)

University of Detroit Mercy is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to participate in the university's programs,...

More on Guidelines for Accessibility of Course Content (Universal Design of Instruction) Updated 7/31/20 by R. Davidson
Guidelines for Lecturing Online

Most online course sites will require some amount lecturing to help you get your students on the right page. Here are some tips to help you create...

More on Guidelines for Lecturing Online Updated 7/22/20 by R. Davidson
Guidelines for Providing Copyrighted Content Online

The guidelines presented here should not be taken as legal advice. Detroit Mercy faculty must adhere to copyright law when posting content to their...

More on Guidelines for Providing Copyrighted Content Online Updated 7/21/20 by R. Davidson
IDS Supported Tools for Online Education

The Instructional Design Studio endeavors to provide Detroit Mercy faculty and students support and training in the use of a broad range of tools...

More on IDS Supported Tools for Online Education Updated 8/2/20 by R. Davidson
MFA Online Course / Program Approval Process

Whether you're transforming an existing course or program or creating a completely new online program, the McNichols Faculty Assembly has...

More on MFA Online Course / Program Approval Process Updated 8/15/17 by R. Davidson
Online program codes

Effective July 1, 2010, the Higher Learning Commission stipulated that the University of Detroit Mercy was authorized for “Initiation of...

More on Online program codes Updated 8/15/17 by R. Davidson
Online Program Development Framework

The Instructional Design Studio has developed this framework for program development with four foundational goals in mind: Program longevity...

More on Online Program Development Framework Updated 11/6/17 by R. Davidson
Ownership and Use agreements

When developing an online course, it's very important that all parties have agreed in advance on who will own the developed course and how that...

More on Ownership and Use agreements Updated 8/15/17 by R. Davidson
Student Support Services

  University of Detroit Mercy encourages all students, faculty, staff and administrators to be aware of and utilize these resources for...

More on Student Support Services Updated 10/21/20 by R. Davidson
Tips for Providing Office Hours Online

1. Be proactive. If you see a student struggling or if you notice a student is not participating as they should, reach out to them and schedule a...

More on Tips for Providing Office Hours Online Updated 7/21/20 by R. Davidson
Use of On-Campus Rooms: 75%-99% Online Course or Program Policy

There will be cases where faculty developing an online course or program will want to include one or more face-to-face sessions. This will need to be...

More on Use of On-Campus Rooms: 75%-99% Online Course or Program Policy Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
What Does 'Flexible Hybrid' (Hyflex) Teaching Mean at Detroit Mercy?

What is ‘Flexible Hybrid’ (Hyflex) Teaching? For the fall 2020 term, University of Detroit Mercy will adopt a flexible hybrid learning...

More on What Does 'Flexible Hybrid' (Hyflex) Teaching Mean at Detroit Mercy? Updated 7/21/20 by R. Davidson
Who has access to my courses?

Faculty of record (as listed on Banner) and currently registered students have access to Blackboard course sites by default. Faculty may enroll...

More on Who has access to my courses? Updated 11/26/18 by R. Davidson

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