Developing an online course takes a lot of time, effort and energy — much more than I thought! There are many aspects that go into designing a course, but most in-person classes have already been designed. Starting from scratch includes listing course materials, grading policies, ADA compliance regulations, and other details.
I now have a greater appreciation for my online-class professors. I used to think that online-professors had easier classes since there was not a scheduled meeting time. I am not realizing how much effort goes into creating and designing these courses that I have gained an appreciation for their hard work.