Teaching Online:

Online Course Development Process and Deadlines

MUOnLine offers a variety of support resources to assist faculty in the development and teaching of their online courses, course supplements, and use of multimedia for the traditional classroom.

The Faculty Development Committee for Online and Multimedia Instruction (FDCOMI), together with the staff of the MUOnLine Design Center, uses a team approach to meet your course support needs. We have student instructional designers, graphics and audio/visual experts, technical advisors, and faculty mentors.

The MUOnLine Design Centers are one-stop resource locations to meet and address all your online instruction needs. Staffed by a team of experienced student instructional designers on the Huntington and South Charleston campuses, the faculty labs are where Marshall University faculty go to get help with their multimedia projects and online courses.

How Can We Help?

Technical Help

If you’re having technical problems – if something technical in your course isn’t working properly, please feel free to call the Information Technology Service Desk.

Face-to- Face Help

The experienced staff of our MUOnLine Design Center and our student instructional designers will be happy to arrange with you a one-on-one consultation for any topic related to online course development. From help with specific MUOnLine tools to course management strategies to software tips, let us know how we can help!

Contact the MUOnLine Designer Centers

  • Huntington: Communications Building 211, (304) 696-7117, Hours: M-F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
  • South Charleston, Room 321, (304) 746-1948, Hours: M-F, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


On Campus

We offer a variety of hands-on workshops designed to meet your schedule and your needs. Workshops range from introductory — for instructors who have never taught via the Web — to advanced — where instructors learn to load course content and manage course websites. We highly recommend that all first-time users begin by attending one of our workshops. We use several methods to disseminate our schedule such as the all-faculty list and the Human Resource Services training page. If you don’t find a workshop that fits your needs, let us know so we can help you get started your way!


At your convenience–anytime:

Want to move on to the next step in course design and development? Take a look at our comprehensive set of online tutorials inside MUOnLine accessible to all faculty.

Special Requests

We are happy to provide custom workshops for individual academic departments and to bring the workshop to your location. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Marshall University Online Users Groups

Please join one of our Users Groups! Our members range from beginners to advanced users, and this is a terrific way to meet other faculty users of MUOnLine! Members share questions and strategies, and compare notes as to what each is doing in the online teaching world.

Marshall University Online Users Groups meet monthly, and are open to all full and part time faculty! The meetings provide updates and information about using MUOnLine, serve as a discussion forum for current policies concerning the delivery of online courses, and include demonstrations of “best practices” by faculty in their own online courses. This is a great opportunity to learn new teaching strategies online. No need to sign up – watch for all-faculty emails announcing meetings and just show up!

MUOnLine Notice:  The MUOnLine e-course faculty development stipend program ended on June 30, 2012.  Outstanding stipends will be honored through June 30, 2013 for e-courses that are completed and FDCOMI approved on or before this date.  — Dr. Monica Brooks, brooks@marshall.edu