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A Quality Assurance Guide
Structuring a Course for Online Delivery

The purpose of this checklist is to give a new (or veteran) faculty member a roadmap for the development of an online course. The checklist covers four main areas: Course Overview, Content, Interaction, and Navigation.

This checklist is the culmination of work done by the Online Worldwide Instructional Design and Faculty Support Community of Practice. Community of Practice members represent each of the four University of Nebraska campuses. The process used to develop this tool began with a review of online course quality checklists from both national sources and our own campuses. Feedback solicited from faculty across the campuses was used to develop the instrument below (see Quality Assurance Checklist link). The Online Worldwide Steering Committee has endorsed this checklist as a tool for faculty members on all campuses, and requested that the guide be made available to all U of N faculty.

The Instructional Design and Faculty Support Community of Practice intends to review this instrument on a yearly basis to ensure that it reflects current agreed upon standards of quality.

The Quality Assurance checklist does not supplant the guidance provided by campus Instructional Designers; it is intended to serve as an advanced organizer, a reference for review, etc. We encourage faculty to enlist further guidance from campus Instructional Designers, especially for anyone moving a course to a distance educational delivery for the first time.

Please contact the following for Instructional Design support:
UNK: Steve McGahan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 308.865.8341
UNO: Shelley Schafer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402.554.3457
UNL: Beverly Russell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402.472.4358
UNMC: Thomas Birk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402.559.2105 or Melissa Diers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402.559.4688

Quality Assurance Checklist

A Syllabus Guide
The purpose of this syllabus guide is to help ensure that faculty include content on their syllabi that is essential for college and university staff to be able to determine transferability of course credit. It is also designed to help students experience some consistency.

Sample Syllabus


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