Quality Design Components

Faculty members often ask for examples of quality design. In the links below, you will find model courses that exemplify best practices in online and hybrid course design. This Ferris Online Quality Course Rubric is inclusive of required items described in the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Rubric and the Ferris COEHS-approved Rubric.

Course Welcome and Introduction
These examples focus on what students see when entering your course.

Learning Outcomes/Goals/Objectives
These examples describe the threads that tie the coursework together.

Major Course Documents
These examples describe how Syllabus, Schedule of Events, and Major Assignments communicate essential information.

Technology Check and Copyright
These are examples of efficient and appropriate hosting of digital resources.

Assessment Design, Grading and Feedback
These examples demonstrate how assessment and feedback strategies promote student learning.

Course Design and Navigation
These are examples of thorough and student-friendly course layouts

Unit/Module Structure and Coursework Presentation
These are examples of how content delivery meet the needs of all students for understanding

Learner Support
These are examples of ways to ensure learners have the support they need to succeed in the online environment

Pedagogy, Interaction / Collaboration
These are examples of how online teaching strategies promote quality comparable or exceeding face-to-face courses.

Accessibility Requirements
These examples show how all students access and participate fully in your online coursework.