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 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 308.865.8341
UNO: Shelley Schafer, email@example.com, 402.554.3457
UNL: Beverly Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402.472.4358
UNMC: Thomas Birk, email@example.com, 402.559.2105 or Melissa Diers, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402.559.4688
Quality Assurance Checklist