The MITx team serves as production and support for developing globally-offered online courses or modules. The Office of Digital Learning (ODL) funds a number of projects annually. The MITx team provides faculty and course teams with tools, training, and best practices to ensure an efficient and successful process.

Creating Your MITx Course or Module: Three Stages

Stage 1: Apply to MITx

If you have an idea for an MITx course or module, please share it with us. We look specifically for proposals that align with departmental digital strategies and the recommendations set forth by the Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education.

The MITx Grant Program is run twice a year and accepts proposals for modules that leverage the edX platform for global and residential audiences. Approved projects receive ODL funding and support services from MITx.

Learn more about the MITx Grant Program.

Stage 2: Design your course or module

Once your proposal has been approved, our team will help to make your course a reality. With support, training, and consultation from the MITx team, you’ll learn how to create videos, work with the edX platform, and turn your curriculum and teaching into a first-rate digital learning experience.

Learn about MITx Instructional Support services.

Stage 3: Teach your course or module

Finally, you can teach your new MITx course or module on the edX platform to hundreds of thousands of learners all over the world or on campus through the MITx residential platform. Equipped with our best practices for online teaching, student engagement, curriculum design, and discussion moderation, you and your course team will be prepared to launch and run your course or module successfully! Since the MITx residential platform is used on campus at MIT, you can leverage the same skills and resources simultaneously in the classroom or at a later date.

Learn about teaching online.