The Office of Digital Learning and Program Development oversees the design, development, and implementation of online and hybrid courses at Biola. Additionally it manages the Canvas learning management system (LMS), offers training for faculty and staff in online pedagogy and best practices, and provides technical support for the LMS and online teaching. Digital Learning also assists with media production for online course components, including video recording and audio/visual presentations.
The methods used by Digital Learning are aimed at delivering the highest possible learning outcomes in the digital learning modality, contributing to the vision and mission of the University. Courses are designed to maximize instructor/student and student/peer relationships through effective collaborative instructional tools and methods. Each course endeavors to create a cooperative and interactive experience where students actively engage in the learning process.