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  Design Resources
    • Logos, Images, Banners
      To create aesthetically pleasing pages that have a consistent and clear design, you may consider adding certain visual elements. You can download SPSU logosto connect the visual identity to the SPSU brand.


    • Accessibility
      It is important to consider web accessibility standards to ensure that every student in your online course can access the same information. For more information on accessibility, you can review the Federal Section 508 guidelines.


  • Course Template Considerations
    Research suggests that successful courses include certain items. While the final decision rests with you as the designer, we encourage a review of what these tools offer before any final decisions are made. Consider adding these elements as you develop your online course.

Pedagogical Resources
    • Best Practices (PDF)
      This is an overview of all the best practices mentioned on our website available for you to print out and review as you develop your course.


    • Teaching Styles Inventory (HTML)
      A tool designed by the Indiana State University Center for Teaching and Learning to help faculty reflect on their teaching style.



    • The Sloan Consortium (
      A great resource for new research and case studies on the subject of online learning and educational technology.