Center for eLearning

eLearning Policies

eLearning Fee

The University's eLearning fee for online 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.

Online and Blended Courses

As defined by the eLearning Faculty Senate Committee:

Fully online courses meet online for 100% of the class meetings required per student credit hour, including class meetings for which exams, tests and quizzes are administered.  NOTE: Fully online courses include an eLearning fee per credit hour for students as determined by the university administration. [Rationale: Students and society in general, consider an online course to occur totally online with no need to travel to a physical space to meet for class.  For our truly distance learners who enroll at CSU and reside out of state, a completely online design would be the only way they could fulfill the course requirements as cross country travel would be cost and time prohibitive for these out of state students]
 
Blended courses contain a mixture of face-to-face classes and sessions conducted online, with no more than 40% of class meetings held in assigned on-campus classroom locations 60% of class sessions are held online. In other words, a blended class is held 60% or more online. NOTE: Blended courses include an eLearning fee per credit hour for students as determined by university administration. Courses offered in a blended format will be noted in the University catalog.
 
These definitions are the internal definitions for fully online and blended courses at Cleveland State University.
 

Copyrightable Materials

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, iTunesU, for example). If permission would be required for a print use, it shall be required for an analogous electronic use.

See CSU's full policy on copyrightable materials.

Course Copy / Blackboard Course Shell Sharing

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 Courses

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.

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