Course Preparation Guidelines

This document provides details on requirements pertaining to final course submission to KSU Distinguished Course Repository.

  • Courses must be presented in the KSU Learning Management System (LMS).
  • The course must have had a successful KSU review and is included in the KSU Course Quality Database.
  • The course syllabus must contain all components required by the college/department/program and conform to the KSU accessible syllabus template. Please submit a syllabus template only. In other words, please clear the syllabus of your personal information, specific dates, and other information that is applicable only to a specific semester of implementation.
  • All resources not created by the instructor must be appropriately listed and cited within the syllabus.
  • All course content and resources should be as accessible as possible to all learners. Visit DLI’s Online Accessibility site for resources.
  • Currently in the DCR, hybrid and online courses will be considered. Subsequent editions will consider face-to-face courses that, at minimum, use the Learning Management System (LMS) to logically organize, sequence, and explain instructional materials so that they facilitate teaching and learning.

Submit Course

The submission process consists of the following steps:

  1. Read and accept the Course Submission Agreement (next)
  2. Complete the Course Submission Form
  3. Upload your course-related items
  4. Request a D2L Course Shell from UITS and export your D2L course to the shell.
  5. Add the DCR Librarian to your course as an instructor. The DCR Librarian’s username can be found on the Editorial Board Please do not add the DCR Librarian to an active course to protect student privacy.

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

  • Course Title (including prefix, number, and D2L code)
  • An abstract describing the course’s goals and place in a program of study.
  • Keywordsfor your course (optional)
  • Course syllabus template (cleared of personal information and other information specific to a previous semester of course implementation) in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word or RTF.
  • Completed Course Facilitator’s Guide uploaded to the Content of your course.

No part of the submission is final until all steps have been completed and you click the final Submit button. The review process begins as soon as Distinguished Course Repository receives a readable course, along with the abstract, syllabus, Facilitator’s Guide, and course information. You may revise any of these elements later by clicking the submitted course's title on your My Account page.