Invite your Faculty and Instructional Designers to the ECP Cohort!

Blog Post created by debbora.woods on Aug 30, 2017

I'd like to enlist your help...


We are offering a FREE 4-week (just 1 hour each week) Exemplary Course Cohort Program, especially designed for Faculty and Instructional Designers.

Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this virtual cohort program will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for faculty and instructional designers to recognize, organize, and build online courses for both blended and online learners.


Over the course of four weeks, course design experts -- Carey Smouse and Misty Cobb -- will expand upon each main element of the rubric and Exemplary Course Winners listed below will provide tours of their winning courses:

  • Course Design (September 19): Catherine Barber from St. Thomas University (TX)
  • Interaction and Collaboration (September 26): Han Nee Chong from Hawaii Pacific University
  • Assessment (October 3): Torria Davis from California Baptist University
  • Learner Support (October 10): Jason Kane from Schoolcraft College (MI)


Please invite your Faculty and Instructional Designers to register to join the Cohort here:


If you have any questions, please email


Thanks for your support, and I hope to see you there