Distance Learning Courses


The Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee has partnered with Arts and Sciences Technology Services (ASCTech) to ensure that distance learning courses going through the ASC curricular review process move quickly and receive priority access to course technology support.  This page helps you get started.

Schedule an appointment with ASCTech

For an individual consultation about online teaching, contact ASCTech. Staff will walk you through the ASCTech Course Review Rubric, which the department will need to submit together with other course documents to curriculum.osu.edu. The review rubric is based on the Quality Matters rubric* and focuses on the syllabus elements, course technology, and supporting student services needed to make a distance/online course successful.  The checklist applies to both new courses and existing on-campus courses being converted to distance formats.

During your consultation, ASCTech staff will share with you examples from other successful distance/online courses and work with you to map out a plan for producing course content and ensuring the required technology support will be in place when you teach your course. Staff can also review with you the ASC Handbook for Online Teaching.


In many cases, ASCTech and/or ODEE have services and resources available to help and ASCTech staff will put you in touch with the right people to make arrangements.  When custom work is needed, ASCTech staff can help point you in the right direction as well, such as the ASCTech Online Learning Instructor Support page.

*Quality Matters Rubric used here with permission.