Instructors of linked courses collaborate around a public issue or common theme. Instructors identify common objectives and create at least one joint assignment; some even develop a joint syllabus or share a common Blackboard course site.
The first time courses are linked, faculty members collaborate during the module (Winter or Summer) before the courses begin. Collaboration is then ongoing throughout the semester.
Below are some sample collaborations including objectives, assignments, and syllabi. The authors provide these samples for public use, study, copy, modification and reproduction, asking that they be acknowledged as the original creators.