If your course is part of an online program, then you will be asked to work with other faculty in your department and an instructional designer to develop a course structure or framework. This is necessary to not only brand the program but to make navigating the courses within a program easier for students. NIU course frameworks also follow the Quality MattersTM standards for course design.
Elements of Framework
Once the framework is approved, the instructional designers will help faculty to implement the framework into their online courses. Elements of a framework might include: