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Rubric for Online Instruction

​UHD Rubric for Online Instruction

The CTLE's Online Subcommittee has created a rubric for online instruction that covers best practices in online teaching in 21 different subcategories. It was developed so that faculty can run their courses through it as a self-assessment to determine areas in need of improvement. What's more, the CTLE encourages the use of the rubric as departments and programs across campus determine and document their own standards and best practices in online education. The full rubric can be accessed here

Below, you'll find one of our forthcoming projects: brief videos from the various sections of the rubric created by UHD faculty and staff. Additionally, with each video, links to other resources are also provided (relevant Magna videos, OLC and QM workshops, IDEA papers, and the like). Members of the CTLE Online Subcommittee and online teaching champions from across the university will be contributing to this page. Target completion date for this site is December 2017. 

Note: To access Magna Videos mentioned, follow these instructions. To apply for enrollment in short-duration OLC and QM workshops mentioned, begin here

Course Entry (Subsections 1 through 4): Course entry point or the first screen students see when accessing an online course for the first time

​1. Course and Instruction Information
​2. Instructor's Welcome Message

PDF version of PPT slides in this video 
OLC Workshops on this topic:
  • Creating Multimedia Introductions
QM Workshops on this topic: 
  • Design that Welcomes Your Learners
​3. Syllabus

OLC Workshops on this topic:
  • Creating an Interactive Syllabus
  • Creating Multimedia Introductions
​4. Learner/Student Support

Instructional Design (Subsections 5 through 11): Methodologies used for course delivery

​5. Module/Unit/Lesson Objectives
​6. Content/Instructional Materials
​7. Inclusive Learning Environment

​8. Organization
​9. Deadlines
​10. Technology (LMS, software, simulations, apps, wikis, blogs, etc.)
​11. Web design (best practices for displaying content)

Evaluation/Assessment (Subsections 12 through 15):
 Course evaluation, activities, assignments, and/or exams used to assess students' progress

​12. Student Feedback
13. Student Assessment 

 IDEA Papers on this topic:
Magna Videos on this topic:
OLC Workshops on this topic:
  • Creating Effective Assessments
QM Workshops on this topic:
  • Assessing Your Learners
​14. Grading
​15. Alignment of Assessments with Module and Course Objectives

Interaction, Engagement, and Communication (Subsection 16): Methodologies used for communication
​16. Student Interaction with Content, Instructor, and Other Students

PDF version of PPT slides in this video

IDEA Papers on this topic:

Magna Videos on this topic:

OLC Workshops on this topic:

QM Workshops on this topic:

Accessibility (Subsections 17 through 19)
​17. All Files
​18. Graphics, Video, and Technology
​19. Color

Copyright (Subsections 20 and 21)
​20. General
​21. Video


Last updated 12/6/2017 7:29 AM