for Online Course Conversions
submitted for course conversion must be in final, edited, print-ready
- It is
assumed that it will be necessary to modify some of the text to
fit the online environment but the course developer shouldn't
have to do any major editing of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and
the use of complex sentence structure. Parentheticals, asides, comments,
etc. complicate the conversion
to online text that
is easy to read.
should be submitted in RTF (Rich Text Format) or ASCII (text-only)
format. This speeds the conversion process and minimizes
formatting issues that arise when moving the text from a proprietary word processing
document (Word, WordPerfect, ClarisWorks, etc.) into HTML
Headers should be separated from the body of the text with double
- Use bold
formatting (not italics) to format key words, phrases, etc.
, numbered lists, indented text should be indicated in this format
list (or bulleted list or indented text) follows:
of point 1 followed by a line break (enter or return key)
of point 2 followed by a line break
of point 3 followed by a line break
HyperText Link Formatting
- Any embedded
links should be in this format:
Title of Website http://www.name.edu
both the name of the website and the actual URL.
- Do not
enclose URL's in ( )'s, < >'s, quotation marks, etc. as
that dramatically slows the process of building the live
the use of long cgi-generated URL's such as
The root address with a short description of text to be entered
in the search query dialog box is recommended.
that all URL's are active links
should be submitted in .gif or .jpg format with a descriptive
title in the standard 5.3 format. Example: image.gif or logo.jpg
of graphics should be indicated by the exact title of the graphic
with the appropriate format suffix. Example: insert logo.jpg
or logos should be no larger than 600 pixels wide with a recommended
height no larger than 75 pixels
images should be scanned at a 72 or 75 dots per inch resolution.
Higher resolution is not possible
in web graphics.
course developer will submit to the course publisher a recommended
design template (layout, graphics, font family,
- The course
developer will submit to the course publisher representative sample
documents converted from the delivered
text to the recommended online format
conversion will begin when the course publisher and course developer
reached agreement on the website design and
document conversion format.
- No formatting
changes will be made after the conversion process begins.