01/30/2013 Resources

The University of Nebraska Online provides a number of resources dedicated to supporting online education. Here you will find resources for faculty and staff, from how to offer a new online program to our annual professional development symposium to our award-winning, custom-built dashboard for state authorization information.

Date Recipient
01/19/2010 University of Nebraska Online

Launched in 2010, the University of Nebraska Online is a university-wide initiative with the primary goal of providing increased access to education for Nebraska residents, and to people throughout the world. NU Online brings together the online programs offered by the four campuses of the University of Nebraska into one comprehensive website and strategy.

High School
20+ Bachelors
70+ Master’s
5 Doctorates
40 + Certificates
& Endorsements

NU Online works closely with the NU campuses to:

  • Expand access to a University of Nebraska education – a credential valued by employers – to more Nebraskans
  • Address the needs of working adults seeking degree completion
  • Enhance national and international awareness of the university as a quality resource for online degrees
  • Position the university for the future by further integrating online pedagogies into existing curricula

The University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) serves Nebraska schools and students across the state.  By using UNHS courses, local schools extend their curriculum offerings while keeping students in their communities, enrolled in local schools and on the path to graduation. The University of Nebraska High School is committed to its strategic purpose and direction, which is to serve students anytime anywhere with a high quality, college prep high school curriculum.  UNHS is a special purpose school under Nebraska Rule 10.  Rule 10 governs accreditation of schools - same authority and responsibilities as public schools under Rule 10 including awarding academic credits and high school diplomas.

09/08/2016 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 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, 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
09/08/2016 People

The University of Nebraska Online seeks to identify and support the online strengths and efforts of each individual University of Nebraska campus. We work closely with representatives from each campus, operating as an advocate for strategy in online education at NU.

09/08/2016 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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