About this online course


This self-paced course focuses on designing an online course or redesigning an in-person course for remote teaching by first looking at online learning in general, and the TU Delft Online Learning Experience model along with other models. Online education requires specific digital and design skills as the learner experience depends heavily on the design of the online course; this training will provide insights on how to tackle both, creating flexibility for the instructor.

During the course, you will blueprint your online course, draft a storyboard and design an online course module, among other tools and resources exploration. The TU Delft Course Development Process will be introduced in order to improve efficiency in design and project planning in all the mentioned steps.

The course offers a weekly webinar (optional) where participants share experiences, discuss the assignments, gain feedback from peers and the instructors on their current or proposed course design.

This course can benefit educators at all levels, professionals in the area of education/development/trainers that will design or redesign online or remote courses/workshops/training and life-long learners in the educational field that would like to have quality training in designing online courses or trainings.

After taking the course, you will be able to:

  • Explore a tool and your Learning Management System
  • Create a course blueprint for your online course using three of the principles of the TUD Online Learning Experience model and the course development process.
  • Create a storyboard for your online course with proposed learning activities
  • Build a learning sequence for an online course in Open edX or other platform.
  • Reflect on your role in online learning.

Quotes on this course

"The course was well organized. I liked the assignments and feedback given which helped me to understand how to create a better online course. The course taught me what I was looking to learn."

"It really helped to experience what my students are experiencing."


Course Syllabus

The course is organized in 5 modules. A brief summary of each module is presented below.

Getting started

In the Getting started section you'll get to know the course structure, become familiar with the virtual learning environment, complete your profile, introduce yourself, meet your fellow learners and the moderators.

Module 1. Explore tools and the world of TU Delft Online Education

We will introduce you to the online activities of TU Delft. You will explore a tool and your own Learning Management System (LMS).

Module 2. Apply the TU Delft Online Learning model

You will draft a course blueprint as your online course design. You are going to apply three of the principles of the TUD Online Learning model to your own course design. You will determine your target audience and learn from other online lecturers. 

Module 3. Planning your course

You will write a detailed draft and description of a module in a storyboard. You will analyze two peer storyboards. You can discuss your storyboard with the moderators and revise your design as needed.

Module 4. Produce an Online Course Module

You will create a skeleton of your course or produce a learning sequence in the platform (such as Open edX). You are going to try out your activities and define your assessment in a platform.

Module 5. What can Online Education be for you?

Reflect upon your role in online learning and your experience using the course development process.


Webinars: there will be online webinars (optional) hosted on Tuesdays at 13.30 (CEST).



None. Recommended for teachers new to online course formats.

TU Delft instructors can enroll in this course for free

If you are currently an instructor at TU Delft you can enroll in this course for free.

TU Delft instructors: please follow these steps to enroll for free:

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  • Starts: Anytime (Self-Paced)
  • Fee: €300
  • Group fee: contact us
  • Enrollment open until: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: Self-Paced
  • Effort: 4 - 5 hours per week / 4 weeks

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