Course Design Practicum (CDP) is an online, 10-week design/build experience facilitated by the Office of Distance Learning. During CDP each participant designs or enhances an online or hybrid course based on the Quality Matters standards. When placed in the role of an online student, a faculty member gathers valuable experience about the online environment. As a result, each faculty member can better determine the tools and pedagogy that will best enable their students’ success. At the end of CDP, faculty participate in a peer-review of their course designs and a “sandbox showcase” event.