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 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.
Blackboard and Copia have partnered together to bring the traditional syllabus to life. Faculty have access to a powerful platform to deliver customizable and collaborative content directly within Blackboard Learn. Read the bloghttp://blog.blackboard.com/partnership-copia-faculty-syllabus/to learn more!
Okay, so I realize this EdTech article came out in May of this year, but it just showed up on my Twitter feed today! I know, no excuse. Don't let the title fool you - it's not just for higher ed IT professionals. This list of bloggers also includes administrators, instructors, and community experts! It's for all of us You'll need to read…(Show moreShow less)
Exemplary Course Program Community members ~ We use a 3rd party platform for you to submit your courses for review, called WizeHive. They've been in the process of upgrading their systems over the past few months for security reasons - that's a great thing! This upgrade involves phasing out support for older versions of an encryption protocol…
Account Name Twitter Handle Account Description Academia Obscura @AcademiaObscura The hidden silly side of higher education CAST @CAST_UDL Working to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, through Universal Design for Learning EdSurge @EdSurge Helps educators find and use the right tools to support all learners - through content,…(Show moreShow less)
This is a special shout out to our volunteer course reviewers who dedicate their personal time, course design expertise, and much effort to review the courses that are submitted to our Exemplary Course Program (ECP)! Information about the course review process Three reviewers are assigned to each course submitted to the program. Reviewers use…(Show moreShow less)
I'll echo Stephanie's comments. While I work for Blackboard now, I participated in the ECP review process as a client and just loved it. Free professional development - and so interesting to see what others do with their courses in a variety of different subject areas.