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Follow Up Friday

April 30, 2021

This Week: non-credit courses, posts you may have missed, and upcoming events

This week, Clemson Online held a workshop all about converting your for-credit courses to non-credit courses that you can offer to the public. Read on for our FAQ, then contact The orange Clemson paw encircled by a purple arrow.us to make your idea for a non-credit course a reality!

Q. What is a non-credit course?

A. These are courses available to the public that could fulfill grant proposals, deliver virtual conferences, or provide CEU credits to professionals.

Q. What do I need to know about creating a non-credit course?

A. You’ll need course objectives, learning content, assessment activities, etc., similar to your for-credit courses.

Q. How long does a non-credit course typically last?

A. They are short – anywhere between one week to 2 months is typical. This means your learning materials will need to be significantly truncated.

Q. What tools or software will I use to teach a non-credit course?

A. You will utilize the same Clemson systems you’re likely already familiar with, such as Canvas, Zoom, and Ensemble.

Q. What do I have to do to get started?

A. Clemson Online requires an MOU to outline the project requirements, so you will meet with a CO representative to discuss your course plans.

Q. Who do I contact about this terrific opportunity?

A. Email Clemson Online’s Associate Director of Online Development Lori Kinley: lmkinle@clemson.edu

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