If you are new to web-enhanced, hybrid, or distance education or if you are teaching a course for the first time, Model Courses are designed to help faculty 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.

A complete list of Department-approved Model Courses can be found in the Courses section of the OpenLab.

Model Courses available for cloning

If your course is listed, continue on to the next step to get started!

If a model course is not yet available for your course, contact your Department Chair to see if a Model Course is being developed. You can also check out Teaching With The OpenLab to learn more about teaching in an online community and how to create a course from scratch.