- Clearly-stated course information - policies, grading, contact info for instructor, contact info for academic support services
- Quality of content - Assignments align with course learning outcomes, expectations for student work is clear
- Assessment and Evaluation - grading is transparent, learning outcomes are achievable, assessments cover a no. of cognitive domains
- Instructional Design - course shell has clear modules, easy to navigate, learning materials use consistent formatting
- Technology and Innovation - course uses multiple formats of info, links are not broken, uses a broad variety of technologies in delivering content and assessing student learning
The Director of the Learning Commons will review my course proposal and assign a grade for each of these criteria. Each criteria has a number of specific benchmarks (ex. professor's contact info is clearly stated) which are scored with points. The points are added up and fall into a range of four levels. A level four course is ready to be implemented while a three or less has to be revised. I have submitted my syllabus and learning materials to the Learning Commons department and now I'm awaiting their response. Let's hope they find my course proposal to be a level four!