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Online Course Design


Opportunities for Online Course Design & Development

The TLC provides an incubator space for all faculty to explore online course design and development through consultations with professional staff and faculty fellows, workshops, cohort training, or via our community of practice on Slack.

For faculty seeking a structured course development experience, there are various opportunities for funding to develop fully online, hybrid courses, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Online Courses

The campus call for fully online courses is released in Fall Quarter for courses that will be offered during Summer Session. Courses developed for summer can also be offered during the academic year.

Call for Online Course Proposals for Summer 2024 or 2025. Deadline: December 11, 2023, 10:00 AM

The UC Office of the President, through UC Online, supports the development of online courses that are open for enrollment to students at other UC campuses. UC Online offers course development awards that provide ample support for designing and developing online courses. UC Online’s annual call for proposals is usually released in January. More information on cross-campus enrollment is available at UC Online’s student enrollment portal.

UC Online Funding Opportunities. Deadline: January 12, 2024, 5:00 PM

Hybrid Courses

Applications for the 2022–23 academic year are now closed, but the next call will be posted here when open for the 2023–24 academic year.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

UC Santa Cruz has a partnership with Coursera, extending access to courses to millions of learners on a global scale. Instructors who create Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) share their knowledge, skills, and expertise to learners far beyond our university. While Coursera MOOCs are different in nature to the courses taught on campus (MOOCs are completely asynchronous and more compact than typical 5-unit academic courses), they offer a unique opportunity for faculty wishing to engage learners of highly diverse backgrounds on an ongoing basis. Instructors interested in learning more about developing MOOCs are encouraged to contact tlc@ucsc.edu.

Additionally, UC Santa Cruz is a member of the Coursera Partner Consortium, which enables free sharing of content (Massive Open Online Courses, Guided Projects, and Specializations) among participating institutions. Students, faculty, and staff can access this shared partnership content through Coursera for UCSC, UC Santa Cruz learning program on Coursera.

Apply Now: Open Call to Develop a New Open-Access Course on the Coursera Platform. Deadline: February 15, 2024

View Online & Hybrid Course Past Awardees