The Exemplary Course Program began in 2000 with the goal of identifying and disseminating best practices for designing high quality courses.
The core of the program is the Exemplary Course Rubric, which defines key characteristics of high quality courses within the framework of Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support. The Rubric is offered under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage you to reuse and remix it as part of your own discussions on quality course design.
Blackboard Learn and Moodlerooms clients can submit their courses any time throughout the year for review, and there is no charge for participation.
Exemplary Course Awards are announced twice per year in December/January and May/June.
The Exemplary Course Program recognizes instructors and course designers whose courses demonstrate best practices in course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support. Exemplary Course Award winners describe where to start in course review, how courses are reviewed and scored, and why someone should consider being a…
Hear from some of our recent Exemplary Course Award Winners – how they use the Rubric, how the program is beneficial for course development, the types of feedback provided through course peer review, and the benefits to being a reviewer.
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