A “shell” or master course provides a reusable structure for your course. You can edit and copy this structure to new sections each semester, as much as you like.
Requesting a Starter Course Shell
There are several course shells available that you may use to start creating your course from, ranging in complexity from “basic” to “complete.” These shells will help you get started with your course design, especially if this is a new course or you are getting ready to re-imagine a course you currently teach.
If you would like to request a course shell, please indicate the type of shell that you would like and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can work with you after you receive your course shell to help you further work on and refine your course – just let us know the type of support you need.
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