University Policy for Distance Learning and Web-Enhanced Courses PDF
New Course/Program Approval Process PDF

TCU Online Course Delivery Policy:

  • All online courses will use TCU’s adopted Learning Management System, currently TCU Online (Brightspace by D2L).
  • Faculty must be listed as the faculty teaching the requested course on class search.
  • All fully online courses must follow the Registrar’s start and end dates for all classes.

Faculty Development Requirements:

Please make an appointment with the Koehler Staff to discuss requirements, SACS Best Practices and TCU Policies

  1. Training to be completed before teaching online
  2. Create online course in TCU Online (Brightspace by D2L).
  3. Online Self-Assessment Tool (OSAT) PDF score 49 points out of 69 total points 70% or greater (Required) and review for course shell build, all identified improvements implemented before teaching online and annually after course goes live (Updated April 2014)
  4. Faculty engagement in course*
  5. Student activity in course*
  6. Class completion rate (census to end of term) 88% or greater (Required)*

*Reporting is pulled by Koehler Center staff from TCU Online and shared with Department Directors/Chair.

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