0.6 Quality Standards


Refer to these Quality Standards and Top Five Guidelines as you design your course with OES:

CCAPS Online Course Review Standards AY 17-18

CCAPS Companion Site Course Review Standards

  1. Organization Matters
    • Course content is organized into weekly modules
    • Each module provides an overview of its resources and activities
    • Required resources are separated from aditional resources to help student prioritize
    • The organizational structure of a module is kept throughout the course
  2. Naming Conventions Matter
    • An object should have the same name in every location throughout the course
    • Assignment titles are consistently used whereever assignment is referenced: syllabus, overview, course site, rubric, gradebook, etc. 
    • Use consistent numbering throughout the course
  3. Visuals Matter
    • Include visuals if they enhance the content in your course  
    • Explore infographics, charts, graphs, maps, etc.
    • Use metadata to explain the purpose of your visuals
  4. Variety Matters
    • Consistency in organization is important, but variety keeps your students engaged!
  5. Everything in the course has one best place to live!
    • Avoid linking the same object in multiple places
    • Remember: Consistent placment generates course organizational logic
    • This will make maintenance of your course simpler for you and OES

To read more on these principles, explore the Top 5 Universal Course Design Guidelines expanded document.


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