Online Instructor Certification: Sample Rubric

We have compiled examples of evidence you might submit for each of the certification levels. The list of examples provided below is not exhaustive.

Level 1

A Level 1 certified instructor has the basic pre-requisite skills required to engage in web-delivered instruction. Example PDF file of what evidence that might be submitted for Level 1 online instructor certification.

Level 2

A Level 2 certified instructor has the platform-specific skills required for web-enhancement of face-to-face courses.  Example PDF file of what evidence that might be submitted for Level 2 online instructor certification.

Level 3

A Level 3 certified instructor possesses an understanding of the pedagogical choices appropriate for blended delivery, and can skillfully use the most common platform-specific tools for a blended delivery mode. Example PDF file of what evidence that might be submitted for Level 3 online instructor certification.

Level 4

A Level 4 certified instructor has delivered fully online instruction for at least one semester, possesses an understanding of the effective learner-centered strategies for engaging students, and can skillfully use the most common platform-specific tools for a fully online delivery mode. Example PDF file of what evidence that might be submitted for Level 4 online instructor certification.

Level 5

A Level 5 certified instructor has completed Quality Matters (QM) faculty learning community and it's peer review process. The QM faculty learning community is offered periodically through the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. The only evidence required for Level 5 online instructor certification is proof of completion of the QM faculty learning community.


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