Karen Kalafat

Morgantown, WV

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Colorado Community College Courses

music course

Objective: Develop a series of courses to be hosted in the WebCT course management system for the Colorado Community College System. The courses should follow a basic template for consistency. Content was to be provided by faculty content experts.

Process: Our design team developed a course template which laid out the general left-hand WebCT navigation. Each course followed the basic template with the intent that students enrolling in multiple courses would become accustomed to the layout and have less of a learning curve with each new course. The team also created a set of icons to be used in all courses to achieve a similar look and navigation. Certain basic components were required in each course, including a syllabus, schedule, and unit objectives.


unit objectives with icons
unit objectives with icons

Each unit was required to provide a clear listing of assignments.

unit assignments
unit assignments

Some courses included special resources or exercises that did not fit into any given template. In these cases, the special page could utilize a non-standard layout and graphics.

special appendix layout
special appendix layout

WebCT courses were launched between June 2002 and January 2005. Courses were designed using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and UltraEdit (CSS) and adapted to function in WebCT. I was the production manager for over twenty-five courses, responsible for information architecture, instructional design, HTML coding, CSS, WebCT interface development, graphics development, and Section 508 requirements compliance.

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