Course Development (New & Updated Courses)

"New" means a first-time-offered-in-Moodle course.

"Updated" means a heavily edited course where more than 40% of the content will be changed. An example would be a course with a new textbook.


New: View the Course Order Deadline Chart.

Our Learning House (LH) partners require a 120-day window to work with you to ensure the best possible course for our students. (NOTE: The last 30 days allow the instructor to test the course and tweak it to his/her liking.)

Here is a visual of how course design works. It includes a few of the many features Learning House offers as part of our partnership; there is no added cost. Their efforts are tied to our Course Quality Review Initiative (CQRI). Adhering to the timeline will allow them the time to develop your course with you and take advantage of their expertise in delivery options (not content), they can easily deliver to you a high-quality course.

The deadline to submit content to the course designer is 40 days prior to the course's term start date.


  1. Ensure the course has been approved the Curriculum Committee (and the General Education Committee, if applicable).
  2.  Ensure that an order for the course has been placed with CDE. You can contact Trevor McWhorter in CDE for confirmation. 
  3. Review the course development timeline. This is a brief and excellent walk-through of course development.
  4. Ensure that your syllabus is ready to share with LH staff.


Courses ordered using this form must still be submitted to Academic Affairs for inclusion in term course offerings.

New/Updated Course Order Timeline

 Courses that will start in...
Must be ordered in...
 July March
 August April
 September  May
 October  June
 January  September
 March  October
 May  January
 June  February