eLearning Fee | Online and Blended Course Definitions | The Virtual Classroom and FERPA | Copyrightable Materials | Course Copy / Blackboard Course Shell Sharing | Continuing Education Courses | Required Procedures & Recommended Practices to Address Security and Quality of eLearning Courses
The University's eLearning fee for online courses (section 500 series courses) is $25.00 per credit hour. The fee supports the technology infrastructure for online learning, 24/7 technical support for students and faculty development and support. eLearning fees are charged for all online, websync, and blended courses.
Fully online courses are asynchronous and do not require students to be available at a set day and time for synchronous, online activities. Exams, tests and quizzes are administered online and may require proctoring.
Websync courses have both asynchronous and synchronous content. Class meeting times for synchronous activities will be listed in the course scheduling system (Campusnet), so students are aware of the required meeting times prior to registration.
Cleveland State University expects all members of the university community to respect the U.S. Copyright Law of 1976, Title 17 of the United States Code. The principles of copyright law that apply to electronic course content are the same as those that apply to printed course material, regardless of whether the electronic content is textual or audio-visual, or where it is stored (e-reserves, Blackboard, for example). If permission would be required for a print use, it shall be required for an analogous electronic use.
Faculty who teach online may wish to copy their course into another instructor's Blackboard course shell. The Center for eLearning will accommodate these requests only with permission from the faculty member who created the original content or the department chair. Requests must be submitted by the Instructor of Record in CampusNet or the Department Chair.
Fill out the Transferring/Copying From One Blackboard Course to Another form located on our website.
Continuing education Blackboard course shells must be requested through the Center for eLearning at least one month prior to the beginning of the course. Enrollment requests for continuing education course are submitted two weeks prior to delivery. There is a $25 per student eLearning fee for continuing education courses offered on Blackboard Learn. This fee helps to maintain the technology infrastructure, provide 24/7 technical support to participants and development and technical support for instructors.
See the Center for eLearning Continuing Education Policy for more details.