Welcome!  If you are new to web-enhanced, hybrid, or distance education, it can be a little daunting to get your course site up and running. Model Courses are designed to help by providing a pre-built course site.

Created by City Tech faculty, a Model Course is an openly available web-based instructional resource containing course info, learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics, and more.

Model Courses have been peer reviewed to meet recommended distance education and continuity Best Practices and are considered open education resources (OER) that others may use, edit, and remix. This means you can clone and adapt a Model Course for use on OpenLab or as a pedagogical resource if you use Blackboard or other platforms.

If you teach any of the courses listed in the right sidebar, a model course is available for your use! Continue on to the next step to get started.

If a model course is not yet available for your course, check out Teaching With The OpenLab to learn more about teaching in an online community and how to create a course from scratch.