New Instructional Designer Instructions

UAF eCampus New Instructional Designer Manual


The UAF eCampus Syllabus

Purpose:  a syllabus for an asynchronous course addresses information that pertains specifically to this type of delivery. This document is available as a template. If you are signed into your UA Google account you can choose New doc > from template to use the eCampus Syllabus.

The UAF eCampus eSyllabus is  based on UAF Faculty Senate requirements  along with some optional categories

Course schedule: see iTeachU page on Calendars & Schedule – go to the bottom for the most recent templates.

Illustration of where student effort goes by percentage of effort into four categories. (optional)  These categories will demonstrate how the 3 hours of lecture and 6 hours of non-lecture in a face to face course translate into 9 hours of work in an online course, meeting the requirement of 9 hours of work per week for a 3 credit course. This calculation covers the entire course. (3 credits = 130 hours or 3 hours/cr; lab=3 hour lab/1 cr) The UAF Faculty Senate has determined that one credit hour [of non-laboratory instruction] represents “800 minutes of lecture (plus 1600 minutes of study),’ which, for the standard 14-week semester, equates to a minimum of 1 hour of lecture (instruction) + 2 hours of study per credit hour. ex: Students should look forward to an average of 12 hours per week for this four credit course.

  • Instruction (minimum 33%: for things like lectures, readings, teacher-student conferences)
  • Individual Research (individual research for papers, projects)
  • Assignments (actual projects and assessments)
  • Collaboration (discussion, groups projects, blog commenting)


  • Instruction: Lecture/Readings 35%
  • Individual Research: Final project 10%
  • Assignments: Quizzes, Homework, Blog posts  35%
  • Collaboration: Discussion Board, Blog comments 20%

Leave a Reply