1. Self Review

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Please note: the links below have been updated for the 2017/18 academic year.


Self-review is the starting point for any course review process. It will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your course using the criteria in the Exemplary Course Program Rubric. The process of reviewing your own course will illuminate areas for improvement. In some cases, self-review is the only type of review you need to improve the quality of your course.


Steps for Self-Review:

  1. Read the Exemplary Course Program Rubric.
  2. If you want to learn more about applying the criteria in the Rubric, explore the learning resources available under “Course Design,” “Interaction and Engagement,” “Assessment,” and “Learner Support.”
  3. To start your self-review form, login or create an account in the Exemplary Course Program review system. If multiple people want to work together on the same review, it will still need to be created under a single account (for example if an instructional design team wants to self-review a course they created together).
  4. Use the review system to enter your own evaluation for each criterion in the Rubric. Your total score will add up automatically.
  5. Writing the descriptions of key strengths and weaknesses will help you be explicit as you articulate to yourself the quality of your course and how to improve it.
  6. You can save a draft of your self-review and come back to it later. You can also save a draft, improve your course, and come back to revise and continue your self-review. There are no time constraints. Your self-review will remain in the system for future reference and revision. At any point you can export a PDF of your self-review.