Purpose: The purpose of this form is to demonstrate course equivalency for online courses at Oklahoma State University. Approval is required at the initial online course offering and each time substantive changes are made. Once approved, the course is added to the course schedule proof for the semester it will be offered.

Definitions: Online courses are those that are taught exclusively online with no face-to-face class meetings. Online courses may require proctored exams at approved sites that do not require the student to come to campus. If instruction is delivered online but exams or other components of the course require face-to-face meetings with students, the course should be categorized as blended instead of online. Blended courses (also referred to as hybrid courses) are those that utilize both online and traditional face-to-face modes of instructional delivery, and the scheduled in-class meeting time for the course is reduced to account for the online instructional component. To offer a blended/hybrid course, use the Course Deviation Request.

Banner Notation: Course attribute in Banner will be OUTR or OUTE. (Academic Program Exceptions)

Schedule of Course: If the course schedule changes (i.e., the course is approved as a full semester course and now the course will be offered in 8 weeks), a Deviation Form must be filed.

Initiating Department: 

Submitted by: 

Course prefix, Number and Title: 

Semester and Year: 

Number of credits(if 0 ending course): 

Schedule of Course:  

  If other, please provide dates   

Please attach the following course information:

Course Description:  A brief description of the course, that at a minimum, includes the University Catalog description.

Course Schedule:  A course calendar that identifies planned instruction.

Approval of Online Delivery:

Department Head Signature:  Date:  Academic Dean/Designee Signature:  Date: 

University Online Education Director:  Date: 

Routed/signed course approval forms are due to the Online Education Coordinator by
October 1 for Spring semester courses and March 1 for Summer and Fall semester courses.
After all approvals, please forward to Registrar to image document.

September 2016