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We have provided more information on course development. If you have questions, please contact us today!


Online Learning Team will provide an initial discussion, plan, outline, and timeline to what we require for the eCourse development. This will also discuss the requirements for our SumTotal Learning Management System (LMS). Your Online Learning Team member will help guide you and answer any questions during this process.

  • Meet with Online Learning Team to discuss learning goals and outcomes
  • Discuss plan and timeline
  • Ask course development questions 


During the consultation process, we can be here to help provide training and support to the individual who is working on course development. A majority of the training can also be found on the support pages for each of the authoring tools. 

  • Online Learning Team can provide support
  • Learn to develop online courses
  • Authoring tools have training and tutorials
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Learning Management System (LMS)

The LMS is the location of where the online course and information is kept. Learners may enroll and complete the online course in the LMS. The online course is initially tested in the LMS Stage environment and the final course is uploaded to the LMS Production environment. 

  • Hosts learning content and keeps records
  • Available anytime, anywhere, 24/7
  • Compatible with computers and mobile
LMS Login

Authoring Tools

We suggest using one of the authoring tools that we have listed. These are proven course development tools that can work well with our Learning Management System (LMS). We suggest to research the authoring tool that best fits your course development needs. Each product also has resources and guides to support the development process.

  • Articulate Storyline & Rise
  • TechSmith Camtasia
  • Adobe Captivate
Read MoRE

Accessible Materials

We require learning content to be accessible for all individuals. During the course development process, the best practice is to keep in mind that the course needs to be accessible.

  • CA.gov - Rules Regarding Captions, Audio Descriptions and Transcripts
  • CA.gov - Laws that Cover Digital Accessibility
  • FCC 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)
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Course Design Resources

For more information, we have provided resources that should help with developing courses.

  • Videos, Music,  Images, etc. 
  • Tracking & Quizzes
  • ELearning Design & Development
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