Hybrid Course Development Program

Hybrid Course Development Program

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  FRIDAY, December 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST

Academic Affairs, in partnership with the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) seeks proposals for the development of high-quality HYBRID courses to be offered during the Spring 2018 SEMESTER, with the goal of increasing hybrid course offerings at Cal State LA.

To ensure consistency and follow best practices in course development, CETL instructional designers will work with faculty to identify and/or consult on content and activities appropriate for online learners. 

Hybrid Format

This program is for redesign of a traditional course to a 50% face-to-face/50% online hybrid format. Redesigned hybrid courses will meet face-to-face (F2F) on campus one day a week for 75 minutes, with remaining instructional time provided online via Moodle (in place of the second face-to-face meeting each week).

For this initiative, hybrid courses will be scheduled into a Spring 2018 standard, twice per week, 75-minute time block. Preference will be given to faculty who will teach 2 sections of the same course during a single time block during Spring 2018.  Faculty will alternate meeting face-to-face with each section once a week, while students complete online components during the second meeting time in that week.  (See below for example.)  Hybrid courses developed through this initiative will have priority scheduling for the primetime teaching block (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) during the Spring 2018 semester.

Hybrid format meeting pattern

Faculty Support and Benefits

Participating faculty will receive in-person, and online professional development, primetime priority scheduling in Spring 2018, accessibility and technical assistance, stipend, and learning material grant.
Each faculty member will receive the following support and benefits:

  • Multi-day in-person trainings facilitated by CETL Instructional Designers
  • Quality Matters (QM) Designing Your Blended Course (DYBC) online professional development (valued at $150).
  • Priority scheduling in a prime time teaching slot (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) in Spring 2018
  • Assistance ensuring the accessibility of instructional materials (e.g., captioning of online videos)
  • Assistance with Moodle and other educational technology tools
  • Upon successful completion of the program, a $1,200 stipend and a $100 learning material grant

Application Process

Please review the following applicant and course selection criteria as well as steps to complete before applying.

Pre-Application Steps

  • Assess your readiness to design, develop, and teach a hybrid course. Before applying, complete the readiness survey. The results of this assessment will help us tailor our Hybrid Development Program for program participants. 
  • Faculty should be familiar with essential Moodle features and have completed the following CETL workshops before applying:
  • Getting Started with Moodle
  • Moodle Online Activities and Assignments

Please visit the CETL website to view the workshop schedule.

  • Consult with your department chair to ensure the proposed course has been approved to be offered in the hybrid format, and that your department plans to offer two sections of the course during Spring 2018. (NOTE: Your department chair and associate dean will be copied when you submit your application and will be consulted prior to the participant selection stage.)

Eligible Applicants

All faculty and departments are eligible to participate with priority given to faculty willing to teach two sections of the redesigned hybrid course during the same time block in Spring 2018.
Priority will be given to faculty who:

  • Have completed both Getting Started with Moodle and Moodle Online Activities and Assignments workshops at CETL before application submission.
  • Propose two sections of the same course to be taught in the same block with their online components on opposite days (e.g., Section 1: face-to-face Tuesday 12:15-1:30 pm, online Thursday; Section 2: face-to-face Thursday 12:15-1:30 pm, online Tuesday).
  • Propose high demand courses that would benefit from multiple sections offered during a single term

Other time-block configurations may be considered if proposed in complementary pairs.

Eligible Courses

Preferable courses include: bottleneck courses, high demand courses, upper division GE, and large lecture sections. Courses already approved for the hybrid format will be given priority.
Department chairs must indicate their intention to schedule the instructor’s redesigned hybrid course(s) in Spring 2018.

Program Timeline

This is an intensive course redesign program. Faculty will redesign and develop an entire hybrid course in 16 weeks. The program will begin with a face-to-face meeting on Friday, February 10, 2017 and conclude with submission of a final populated Moodle course shell on Monday, June 5, 2017.

The Hybrid Course Development program begins week 3 of Spring Semester 2017.

Participants must commit to each of the following:

  • Mandatory face-to-face workshop on the following days:
    • Friday, February 10th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Friday, March 3rd  from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Friday, March 17th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Friday, May 5th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Completion of a two-week fully online Quality Matters "Designing Your Blended Course" workshop starting Thursday, February 23, 2017 and ending on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Successful completion of this workshop requires at least 8-10 hour per week on online workshop modules.
  • Consultation with CETL instructional designers on planning the hybrid course throughout the redesign program. At least one face-to-face consultation is required during the program.
  • Submission of final populated hybrid Moodle course by Monday, June 5, 2017.

Apply Online

Visit the online application for the Hybrid Course Development Program.

Faculty selected to participate in the program will be notified January 6, 2017. 

Upcoming Info Sessions

Attend an info session to learn more about the program and the process of designing and developing a hybrid course. Register Online.

  • Wednesday, November 16th, 3:30 PM to 4 PM
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 3 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 1st, 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
  • Tuesday, December 13th, 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
  • Wednesday, December 14th, 3 PM to 3:30 PM