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NAU Online Course Development Checklist

Design Standard N (0) I (1) Y (2) Course Features NAU thumbs up
NAU Policies       NAU’s syllabus template and NAU’s syllabus policies are used in the course. thumbs up
      The online class format matches the instruction mode listed in LOUIE for the class. thumbs up
      University-established course start and end dates are followed. thumbs up
      NAU communication channels (e.g., NAU email or Bb Learn Course Messages) are used to interact with students. thumbs up
      NAU policy regarding intellectual property (IP) as set forth in Arizona Board of Regents Policy 6-908. thumbs up
      Current copyright legislation and citation conventions are used for all course materials. thumbs up
      All grades are recorded in the Bb Learn Grade Center, and grades are kept up-to-date. A link is provided to the Bb Learn My Grades tool, and a Current Grade column is available to students throughout the course. thumbs up
      A course calendar is provided to students. This could be the Bb Learn “Calendar” tool or another easily accessed format that shows all deadlines for all graded and un-graded tasks, assignments, and assessments in the course. thumbs up
Course Overview & Introduction       The organizational structure and layout of key course materials is introduced to students including instructions on how to get started and where to find various course components (QM 1.1, 1.2). QM
      It is made clear to students how the course fits into the program of study. thumbs up
      A welcoming introductory message and/or video is provided by the instructor to students with the course orientation materials (QM 1.8). thumbs up
Learning Objectives       Course and module learning outcomes are clearly communicated to students (QM 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3) thumbs up
      Course learning activities and instructional materials support course and module Learning Outcomes, and the relationships between activities, materials, and outcomes are made clear to students. (QM 5.1, 5.2, 4.1, 4.2) QM
Assessment & Measurement       Exams, quizzes, projects, assignments and all other assessments measure learning outcomes, and the relationship between them is clear to students (QM 2.4 and 3.1) QM
      Assessments provide clear instructions with fully-aligned rubrics or other grading criteria embedded with each assessment (QM 3.3). thumbs up
Content & Instructional Materials       The relationships between course content and the course learning activities are clearly communicated to students (QM 4.1, 4.2) QM
      Instructional materials are current and/or appropriate to the course content. thumbs up
Learning Activities & Interaction       Learning activities are structured to provide a variety of opportunities for students to interact with each other and to support a community of learners. (QM 5.2) thumbs up
      Expectations for the amount of time students should spend working with the course, classmates, and the instructor are clear. (QM 5.4) QM
      There is clear evidence of regular and substantive interaction between students and between students and instructor. (QM 5.3) thumbs up
Course Technologies       Course tools and technologies are used effectively to support learning outcomes, active learning, and/or create ways for students to work with content, other students and the instructor. (QM 6.1, 6.2) QM
      Course tools and technologies are NAU-supported, provide students with information about protecting their privacy, and maintain student records/submitted work according with university policy. (QM 6.3) QM
Learner Support       Course facilitates learner access to essential student support programming and university resources including technical support, student services, and academic resources. (QM 7) thumbs up
Accessibility and Usability       The course design facilitates ease of use, straightforward navigation, and readability. (QM 8.1, 8.2, 8.3) thumbs up
      The course provides accessible text and images throughout and provides alternative means for accessing multimedia content in formats designed to meet the needs of diverse learners. (QM 8.3, 8.4) thumbs up
      The downloadable copy of course syllabus has an Ally score of 100% QM

thumbs up are Best Practices identified by NAU’s Faculty Committee on Online Teaching & Learning.

QM refers to a Quality Matters Program standard or best practice.