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NAU Online Course Readiness Checklist

    1. The course should have a detailed syllabus, including preferred methods of communication, expected response time, and expectations for return of graded work.
    2. Course content should be up-to-date, appropriate to the subject audience, and free of errors.
    3. The course content should be the original work of the instructor or licensed for NAU use. Consider using OER content where available.
    4. All links to external websites should be checked to ensure they continue to function, and to ensure that the content on these sites has not changed.
    5. The course navigation/organizational structure and any instructions to students should be clear and intuitive.
    6. The course should generally use only NAU supported tools, and LMS tools should be named and used in a manner consistent with the NAU template.
    7. Course Assignments (work to be submitted by students) should have clear instructions and a grading rubric so students will know how they will be evaluated.
    8. Prompts for Discussion posts should be in place, and expectations should be set regarding what to post, when to post, and how it will be graded.
    9. Course Assessments (quizzes, tests) should be completely built before the class begins.
    10. The course should have a one-stop table of assignments with point values and due dates.
    11. Due dates for adaptive release, tests, quizzes and assignments should be checked and updated for the upcoming term if necessary.
    12. The course content should be made accessible using the ALLY tool, and course media should be captioned and/or have a text transcript.

    Now that the course is ready for launch, consider the following best practices that relate to the teaching of the course. Here's another resource page with more details.