Course Guidelines

Curious about best practices and compliance issues surrounding the development and delivery of your blended or online course?

Following the guidelines provided below can help you ensure that your students at NC State are provided with a safe, usable and centrally-supported learning environment.

Course Design

As you begin to design your course, please remember important best practices that will impact the effectiveness of your course.

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Course Hosting

When teaching in an online environment, it is essential to deliver courses in compliance with applicable laws and university policies, particularly those laws and policies designed to protect the student’s rights to privacy and accessibility.

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Student Privacy (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, and its corresponding regulations give students certain rights to privacy of their education records and rights of access to their education records.  Employees and agents of the university are expected to comply fully with this law.

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NC State provides equal opportunity to its educational services, programs and activities in accordance with federal and state laws. This policy extends to providing effective access to official NC State information and communication technology (ICT) resources.

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These policies reflect NC State’s interest in and responsibility with respect to the ownership and/or management of intellectual property created under its auspices or with its resources.

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