Course Refresh Weekly Challenge Week 1 – Course Organization

The Course Refresh 6-week Challenge is built to help faculty focus on specific tasks to work on for your fall courses as we prepare for the possibility of different teaching modalities.  Each challenge is based on the TLTC’s simplified OSCQR (OPEN SUNY Course Quality Rubric) checklist. We hope that as you build your course(s), the checklist is helpful as some of the points are simple and mechanical and some are deeper and get to how a course can be designed and how students are evaluated. 


OSCQR 2.1: The course is organized into modules, units, weeks, or other chunks. Each section has due dates and expectations clearly stated. 


Select one course you are teaching this fall and try to break your course materials into sections (modules, units, weeks, or other chunks) and create new Content Areas for each section in your Blackboard course shell.  For each section, create an Item at the top of the page that shows the tasks and assignments for that section and the due dates for the major assignments.  In the “Supporting Materials” section and the “How To” section below are links to content to help with this process.   

Supporting Materials: 

How To Materials: 

Show us your great ideas! 

We would love to hear how you decided to create sections for your course. If you are willing to share, email Chilton Reynolds ( with a video, screenshot, or “I did it!” paragraph by the end of the week.  

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