New Course Request Procedures & Form

OPI Procedures for requesting and creating a new Hub course:

This applies to OPI staff creating a course, OPI contracting with someone to create a course, and outside organizations creating a course. Contact Jessica Bryant with questions ( or 406-444-3557).

1. Fill out the course request form

Before investing any time or money in course development:

2. Take the Introduction to Course Design course

  • Covers all Hub expectations and the details of setting up a course
    • Only needs to be taken once
    • Required for everyone
  • Take the course
    • OPI staff use the enrollment key: blue42
    • Non-OPI staff follow the instructions in the course description to gain access.

3. Hub administrator creates course shell

  • Only after Division Administrator approval and completion of Introduction to Course Design
  • Designer will have full editing rights for that course

4. Course planning & set-up

  • Hub Administrator, Jessica Bryant, is available for support during this process
  • Designer is expected to follow the established Course Designer Checklist (found in the Introduction course)

5. Review & edits

  • Email Jessica Bryant ( when you are finished developing the course
    • Marjorie O'Rourke will do a proof and accessibility check
    • Jessica will do a final design and settings check
    • They will work back and forth with the designer to make edits as needed.
  • Allow a minimum of 3 weeks for this process

6. Open course

  • Marketing: joint effort
    • Self-paced courses will be automatically added to the OPI Professional Learning Opportunities Portal
    • Course managers or designers can add facilitated courses to the OPI Portal if they choose
    • New courses will be featured in the "what's new" section on the Hub homepage and listed in the monthly Hub Newsletter and Hub Course Catalog
    • Do not advertise until dates are confirmed with Jessica or the course is open
  • Renewal units and/or college credit
    • Jessica will handle all renewal units
    • If you would like to offer college credit, you are responsible for setting those up. But please wait to do so until Jessica has reviewed the course.
  • Ongoing tech support: Jessica & Marjorie
  • Ongoing content support: designer and/or someone within your division
Last modified: Monday, April 2, 2018, 12:09 PM