The following rubric has been adapted to help COE faculty understand key factors in successful online courses. This rubric is based on the Quality Matters and Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence online course design rubrics, which are evidence-based, peer reviewed, and regularly updated. This rubric addresses opportunities for building social presence, cognitive presence, and teaching presence in your course and providing a positive overall experience for your online students.
Our tools and templates are based on this rubric, preview it below:
- Check out the showcase areas on the Online Teaching Guide & Showcase page.
- What does a good course look like? Here’s one example! Check out UHM Online Teaching Award Winner, Paul McKimmy’s course: Free & Open Source Software in Education
- “What Makes a Good Online Course” by ThoughtCo