Center for Online Education

Online Course Development Grants

Online course development grants are available for:

  • existing face-to-face courses;
  • new IUOCC (IU Online Class Connect) courses;
  • new courses that are part of joint online degree programs

Funding for these courses are based on the following guidelines:

If you are interested in developing and teaching an online course, please start by completing the grant application.

To date, the Center for Online Education has funded the development of 178 fully online and 25 hybrid/blended courses through Fall 2018 for a total of 203 courses. Funded course developers sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), complete a course development seminar, and participate in several actvities.

Software and Equipment for Engagement and Discovery Grants

Software and Equipment for Engagement and Discovery (SEED) grants are awarded for face-to-face and online courses.

  • Since Spring 2010, the Center for Distance Education (now Center for Online Education) had fiscal oversight and was the administrator for the SEED Grants; 176 SEED grants have been awarded to date
  • Starting in Fall 2016, the SEED Grant is administered by the University Center for Excellence in Teaching

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Online Education Consultation

Center for Online Education staff provides consultation on various aspects related to online education at IU South Bend.

Faculty Teaching Awards

The Excellence in Online Teaching Award and the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award are awarded to faculty by the Office of Academic Affairs. A campuswide call for proposals is held in November and a review committee—composed of faculty and administrators—selects the awardees. Each recipient receives a $1,000 stipend from Academic Affairs. 

Developing and Teaching and Online Education Course
Suggestions for Online Course Design
Challenges in Developing an Online Course

Faculty Cohorts